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When do you take your holiday decorations down?


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#1 DramaQueenLucy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 12:43 pm

I am just wondering when everyone takes their decorations down I told my Mother that I was taking mine down this weekend and she said that it is too soon and I should wait until the weekend after New Years. I want my house back and I am so sick of picking up ornaments that have fallen off the tree from that sling shot flying monkey hitting it...gggrrr

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 12:45 pm

I will take down everything except the tree this evening or maybe tomorrow. The tree will probably come down Tuesday.
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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 12:51 pm

I want to take mine down now. LOL but I am going to wait until this weekend and then it is down for sure.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 1:14 pm

i'd liketo take mine down now but my dd6 likes the stuff up so i'll do it when they go back to school on the 2nd

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 1:21 pm

probably take things down the first day the kids are back in school would like to do it now but my ds age 4 and my grandkids ages 3 & 5 want it left up

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 1:41 pm

I take my stuff inside down the day after Christmas...but my outside blowups stay up a few days later.....tree is already down...tackled that job as soon as I got out of bed this morning...lol
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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 2:40 pm

All of the obvious Christmas stuff is down. Snowman stuff is still up.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 3:11 pm

All mine is staying up till Feb! LOL My hubby is deployed and wont be home will end of January so we are doing a family Christmas when he gets home. But Normally I do it JAn 1st.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 4:11 pm

We usually take ours down on the 1st or 2nd of Jan. However, this year, we'll be coming back from "Christmas" and New Years celebration (all in one) at my mom's and then washing clothes and heading to DH's family. I'll probably wait until we get back - plus looks like we might be moving and it might make a difference in how I decide to pack up -- I have lots of stuff and may be getting rid of some of it.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 4:15 pm

Ours will probably all come down in the next day or two... not too bad this year since dh didn't get half my stuff down out of the attic this year...

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 4:30 pm

I try to take my decorations down as soon as possible or it is the middle of January and they are still up :eyepoppin Everything of mine is down :yup:, except what I have missed :rolleyes:

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 4:44 pm

Everything is down and cleaned up. My husband lets me put up my stuff early, but I know it comes down day after christmas. LOL

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 5:00 pm

My tree is down, due to it having been broken. Other decorations will be down tomorrow, I needed room for the toys and a move is coming.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 5:10 pm

We do ours on/after Jan. 6 Epiphany (Three Kings Day) :)




January 6, the last day of Christmas, comes with its own traditions, rituals and symbols. Carolers are going from house to house; in many homes the Christmas tree is taken down and in some areas is burnt in a big bonfire. For the children this is an especially joyous occasion because, associated with taking down the tree goes the "pl√ľndern" (raiding) of the tree. The sweets, chocolate ornaments wrapped in foil or cookies, which have replaced the sugar plums, are the raiders' rewards.

The history of Christmas, (the festival of the nativity of Jesus Christ,) is intertwined with that of the Epiphany. The commemoration of the Baptism (also called the Day of Lights, i.e. the Illumination of Jesus) was also known as the birthday of Jesus, because he was believed to have been born then of the Virgin or reborn in baptism. In some records Christmas and Epiphany were referred to as the first and second nativity; the second being Christ's manifestation to the world.

In the fourth century, December 25 was finally adopted by the Western Christian Church as the date of the Feast of Christ's birth. It is believed that this change in date gave rise to the tradition of the "12 Days of Christmas." While the Western Christian Church celebrates December 25th, the Eastern Christian Church to this day recognizes January 6 as the celebration of the nativity. January 6 was also kept as the physical birthday in Bethlehem. In the Teutonic west, Epiphany became the Festival of the Three Kings (i.e. the Magi), or simply Twelfth day.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 5:40 pm

I'm taking mine down tomorrow. It's the day between birthdays and the only time this week I'll be able to do it.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 5:45 pm

Is it bad that my tree didnt come down until june? (im not even kidding.) the ornaments i took down in march...

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 5:47 pm

around the 3-4 of January

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 6:24 pm

i have always waited till after little christmas.. i think is the 7 th. so that day or that wkend is when i will do it. but i start moving hte toys on ny day.

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 6:26 pm

I just finished taking mine down,

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 6:48 pm

I know people who take their Christmas ornaments off and put up Mardi Gras (purple and gold) decorations/ornaments and then take it down in late Feb....I would do that if I lived on the coast or in LA

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 6:49 pm

Jan. 6th. "Little Christmas". If I remember correctly, that is when the Wise Men reached baby Jesus in the stable...That's when we move the wise men onto the scene. They move a little closer everyday. Several years ago, we decided to keep the manger up all year round. It gets moved to the dining room. Christmas time it is in the living room. We figured if we have the statues of the Saints, why not the stable...

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 6:56 pm

I just finished putting everything away! Whew...hope I got everything:)

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 7:13 pm

yes the 6th.. 7th is hubbys birthday.. sorry been a long day.. heheh .. aww how i miss being a kid ...

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 7:17 pm

i also remember a friend when i was younger who did not celebrate it the 25th she and her family did it the 6th. i think they said it was greek christmas.. not sure im talking about 30 yrs ago.. omg im gonna be 40 this yr and i dont want to..

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Posted Dec 26, 2007 - 9:48 pm

I have two of my kids B-Days coming right after the New Year. They go down on the second. Maybe even New years Day if we weren't out the night before. ;)

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Posted Dec 27, 2007 - 1:09 am

We'll probably take the tree and lights down this weekend. :)

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Posted Dec 27, 2007 - 4:49 am

We get a real tree and this year for the first time ever, it died on us. It was all we could do to salvage it 4 days until Christmas :( So it came down first thing on the 26th. What a mess!! :eek: By the time we took all the ornaments off of it, it was nothing but a brown stick, no green needles to be found (unless you looked at my floor!!) We kept it watered, don't know what happened. Funny thing is, there were still some branches we had to cut off of it to fit in the house lying on our deck, and they were still alive and well :confused: I think next year we'll put up the artificial one!! LOL ;)

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Posted Dec 27, 2007 - 5:39 am

i usually wait a while before I take mine down like jan 6 -8 but this year I have to take it down like right now because we are going to have to start tearing my house a part because of water damage..




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