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How long do you leave your decorations up!

Discussion in 'Christmas Controversy & Opinion' started by Chillywilly, Aug 21, 2007.



  1. Chillywilly

    Chillywilly MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    How Long do you leave your Decorations up! Do you take them down right after Christmas or in January or after?
     
  2. JanaBanana

    JanaBanana *The Christmas Queen* -- Hostess, Merry Forums Member

    1-2 days after Christmas mine come down. But I put mine up a lot earlier then most.... Nov 1st or the first weekend in Nov....
     
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  3. Head Elf

    Head Elf Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    The inside decorations come down after January 6. The outside I take down at the end of January.
     
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  4. LittleMissLaura

    LittleMissLaura Christmas Fan Merry Forums Member

    after new years :)
     
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  5. pattyjo

    pattyjo Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    I take mine down the first week of January, with great sadness...
     
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  6. Jack Frost

    Jack Frost Guest

    Ours are up until the Feast of the Epiphany, the recognized end of the Christmas season of the Catholic Church. Although because of an impending move we took ours down just a day after Christmas one year, that was a wierd feeling.
     
  7. Billy Battles

    Billy Battles Santa's Doppelganger MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Whenever I get around to it
     
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  8. MarthaK

    MarthaK Merry Forums Elf, 2nd Class MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum

    Outdoor decorations come down the first weekend in January that doesn't have rain or snow.
    The indoor decorations come down the same time, only weather isn't an issue there. However, every year there is something I forgot to put away that is decorating the inside of my china cabinet or some other forgotten corner.
     
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  9. Ali

    Ali Holiday Fangirl MMC Lifer

    Our decorations go up once Advent arrives and come down New Year's Day or the day after.
     
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  10. MrsH

    MrsH Mistress of Home & Decor MMC Emeritus Member

    It depends on what is going on socially for us. If we don't have anyone coming over for Christmas festivities after Christmas is over, we will take them down right after Christmas. If, due to schedule conflicts, we have some ongoing Christmas festivities...then they well stay up longer. Also...if we're feeling especially sad that Christmas is over...we might leave them up longer...or intentionally leave one or two things displayed all year. (Currently we have three Christmas plates displayed)
     
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  11. Chillywilly

    Chillywilly MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    I can understand that. Our decoration that are in the inside come down sooner than the ones on the outside. But like you said it depends on what is going on socially in our home as well. :hello:
     
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  12. MissKringle

    MissKringle Chestnut Roaster Merry Forums Member

    we leave them up till any of us feel like lugging the tree out LOL:tree:
     
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  13. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

    Ours ALWAYS have to be down by Twelfth Night (January 5th) Otherwise it's considered bad luck.:snowball:
    That said, I've still got a Christmas plate up just to test the theory.......
     
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  14. Head Elf

    Head Elf Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Lifer Christmas Talk Alum


    I was wondering where we got that tradition in our family. As my father's family is from Scotland. Thanks for solving a mystery for me.
    :hello:
     
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  15. Chillywilly

    Chillywilly MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    It is interesting to see other views and customs around this topic. :tree:
     
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  16. haagarr

    haagarr Chestnut Roaster Merry Forums Member

    January or after I TAKE THEM DOWN WHEN MY HUSBAND STARTS BEGGING ME IF IT WAS UP TO ME I LEAVE UP YEAR ROUND
     
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  17. xlizxfraserx

    xlizxfraserx Tinsel Straightener Merry Forums Member

    We usualy leave them up until 1 week after new years,i can't imagine celebrating new years without them up
     
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  18. sugarplum fairy

    sugarplum fairy MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    We usually take ours down around the first weekend in January. A few years ago when I had my son, the stayed up until February. I was too busy and too tired to even think about them.cheesy
     
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  19. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Chestnut Roaster Merry Forums Member

    I put mine up the week after Halloween and then take them down mid-the end of January. I do a lot inside and to me its also my winter display, so I never get sick of it, I love it as long as I can! I could never take them down before New Years, new years is part of it still, liek the song says, We Wish You a Merry Xmas AND a Happy New Year!!!!

    :rudolph:
     
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  20. ChristmasSpirit76

    ChristmasSpirit76 Christmas Star MMC Lifer

    decorations

    :tree:We generally start putting up decorations the week of halloween or the first week in november and we generally have everything down by the end of January give or take a week. This past christmas our tree remained up till May undecorated, only because my dad hurt his back and couldn't bring it down to the basement. He wanted to leave it up for good and decorate it for the seasons but it has fake snow on it plus, i love the anticipation of not seeing it and then bringing it out for the holiday season. If we had a bigger house we wanted to put up our christmas villiage year round and have a christmas room to peak at every now and then cheesy
     
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