Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Crazy Christmas People

At what point — after all the Christmas festivities are over and the new year has begun and the holiday season is officially over — do you become that crazy family that still has their lights up in July?

Matt and I decided we'd leave our Christmas tree up for another week or so. Mainly because I am too darn lazy to remove all the ornaments, take it down and stick it in the attic.  It's pretty! I'm kind of torn whether mid-January is too long to leave the festive decorations up.

But then I think of my own parents, who keep their (undecorated) Christmas tree set up year-round in my mom's home office. She calls it her "forest tree." (If you knew my mom, you'd just think it's funny, even though it is a little crazy.) This is normal for them.

(And their next-door neighbors had their outdoor Christmas lights up for like six years straight when I was younger.)

How long do you leave your Christmas decorations up? How long after the new year is too long?

7 comments

  1. Well this was the first year I really got to do decorations and I took 'em down the day after Christmas. But I'm a bit anal about that sort of thing! I think the first or second week of January is totally normal!

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  2. I always take my tree down the day after Christmas. For me, nothing is quite so over as Christmas! My kids think I'm nuts, of course.

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  3. When we (and by that I mean me) decorated our old apartment, I usually took it down within a week. I loved having it up, but was also ready to have the space back.

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  4. Growing up we always took them down a few days after the new year. I always got a little sad when we would take things down - especially the lights! But one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing Christmas lights off season.

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  5. We usually keep ours up until the 6th but this year we took it down on New Year's because I was going to be gone all of Jan. and the hubby didn't want to take it down by himself. :)

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  6. Lol funny. We took ours down on new years eve actually. I think maybe 2 weeks after the new year is ok..anything after that is pushing it tho. Ive seen lights all year but not lit up. It takes a lot to get those loghts up on the roof lol.

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  7. You're way ahead of me - my Christmas decorations didn't even make it up this year!

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