BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1738 times:
Mine came down on Twelfth Night (January 6th)...that's when it's supposed to come down...or so I've always been told! I was brought up to believe that it's bad luck to leave Christmas decorations up after that date, at least in the UK anyway.
Although I remember going to Berlin fairly late in January a few years ago, and I saw that a lot of homes still had their Christmas decorations up...so obviously the same superstition doesn't exist in Germany!
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EXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
Our indoor tree only went on the 16th because it was my sisters birthday on the 17th and we had to swap it for birthday decorations! My mum's korean fir tree is still by the front door with christmas decorations on it and the lights in the silver birch are seldom taken down before april.
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
Quoting BAViscount (Reply 6): Mine came down on Twelfth Night (January 6th)...that's when it's supposed to come down
Same here, although I haven't actually put the tree away yet (owing to idleness and not being home much) - it's still in it's dismantled state in the sitting room, next to the box (real Christmas trees are murder ! Booo, booo - tree-killers ! Where's my Greenpeace hat ?)
Carmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 33 Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1695 times:
The Christmas tree at home went down the first week of January (can't remember the date, all I know is I got home from work and the decorations were gone). So it's now safely tucked in the storage room till next Christmas... The only "Christmas" item remaining is a Snoopy plush wearing a Santa hat, but that is a permanent fixture in my room.
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9): t's still in it's dismantled state in the sitting room, next to the box
Funny, my family did it the other way round... they took the boxes out of the storage room since November, and the boxes sat in the living room for about a month before they finally set up the tree and the decorations.
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PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11507 posts, RR: 62 Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
We forgot to take ours down, so it's still there, and we've decided to leave it there until next year now... which will be interesting, as we're moving house in the summer so will have to take it with us! Luckily it's only about 2ft high.
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Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17293 posts, RR: 51 Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
As soon as the last members of the family left on Christmas Day, everything was taken down, boxed up, and put away until next Christmas.
The guy across the street from me still has 75% of his Christmas lights up. He pretty much leaves them up year round. The outdoor decorations that go with it were put up right after the first of the year.