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When does your Christmas tree come down?


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#31 decafmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 12:34 pm

True. Very true. However, I don't want to seem negative, but my daughter can hear people whispering in the living room and comes downstairs. :gd_shake: is the last thing she needs to see at three years old. :eek:

I can't afford the therapy it would involve. Not to mention any therapy she may need afterward.


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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 12:41 pm

I usually leave mine up until after New Year's day but this year it came down Christmas night. I was just really ready to put it away. However, I had never heard any of these traditions about leaving it up until Jan. 5th or 6th.
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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 12:57 pm

I was always told and have done...... take it down after New Years told it was bad luck before then. I dont know anything about the 5th or 6th. Ive been itching to take it down, takes up a huge corner of our small living room and 6 kids with all their Christmas presents floating everywhere is not cute.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 1:19 pm

I was always told and have done...... take it down after New Years told it was bad luck before then. I dont know anything about the 5th or 6th.


Ive been itching to take it down, takes up a huge corner of our small living room and 6 kids with all their Christmas presents floating everywhere is not cute.



Same with my wife. "It's baaad luucck!!", she says. But, like you, we have a small living room. While there are only three kids here, I'm running short on sanity also.

Lights and ornaments are off! Time to dismantle. Last I spoke to my lovely bride, she was having a bad day. That may mean that something as silly as a Christmas tree won't matter much in the great scheme of things, or..........it may invoke a Lorena Bobbitt-type rampage. Either way, it will be fine. I guess. :3paperbag

Now.......where's that cup?

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 1:34 pm

Well, this is kinda embarrassing but ours once stayed up until the middle of March. It's such a pain to put up neither my husband nor I felt like doing it so while I was out shopping my husband calls me and says "Do you mind if we have a poker game over here tonight?" I say, "No problem, as long as you take down the Christmas Tree first?". He hesitated at first but he still did it. This year it will come down in a few days.
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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 1:46 pm

I have a cousin that was, well let's just say, "very into partying", even into his 40's. He had a tree that was left up for two or three years straight. He'd even plug it in on the 4th of July. By the way, did I mention that it was a real tree? :D Now everyone on here is wondering if mental illness runs in the family. :2wiggle:

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 1:51 pm

Now everyone on here is wondering if mental illness runs in the family. :2wiggle:


What do you mean, wondering?;)
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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 1:56 pm

Same with my wife. "It's baaad luucck!!", she says. But, like you, we have a small living room. While there are only three kids here, I'm running short on sanity also.

Lights and ornaments are off! Time to dismantle. Last I spoke to my lovely bride, she was having a bad day. That may mean that something as silly as a Christmas tree won't matter much in the great scheme of things, or..........it may invoke a Lorena Bobbitt-type rampage. Either way, it will be fine. I guess. :3paperbag

Now.......where's that cup?


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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 1:57 pm

What do you mean, wondering?;)


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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:08 pm

my tree will be coming down tonight. I cant wait to get my house organized again no more presents and no more tree.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:09 pm

Am I going nuts? Has this post been in Holidays & Holiday Shopping since it started? I thought this was in the Gottatalk lounge. I just looked for it and poof it was in the H &HS. Honestly, I was "thinking" about having some Capt. Morgan Parrot Bay rum. I haven't found the bottle yet.
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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:15 pm

Am I going nuts? Has this post been in Holidays & Holiday Shopping since it started? I thought this was in the Gottatalk lounge. I just looked for it and poof it was in the H &HS.

Honestly, I was "thinking" about having some Capt. Morgan Parrot Bay rum. I haven't found the bottle yet.



Apparently, they moved it. It was in the Lounge.

I thought I was losing it. :)

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:17 pm

Whew!
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa and GDM

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:20 pm

Still, some Capt. Morgan's Spiced Rum and Pepsi sounds good.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:25 pm

Haven't tried that. Me likes Parrot Bay with Diet Mt. Dew or Diet Code Red. Have you had Parrot Bay? If so, how does it compare with the Spiced Rum?
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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:27 pm

The tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving and goes down on Jan. 1st.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:34 pm

Haven't tried that. Me likes Parrot Bay with Diet Mt. Dew or Diet Code Red. Have you had Parrot Bay? If so, how does it compare with the Spiced Rum?



Haven't tried it, but I did partake of some of those little samples they have at the local ABC store. I may have to break into them now.

I'm not much of a drinker. As a matter of fact, Strawberry Daquiris and Capt. Morgan's & Pepsi are the only drinks I have found that I like. The rum gives the Pepsi a bit of a vanilla flavor. Really good after a long day with the critters. :)

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 2:37 pm

We dont put ours up up until the first weekend in Dec(at earliest) and it would typically come down New years eve. Since we have a munchkin we dont go out on New Years eve so we started taking it down then while we watch whatever hokey marathon thats on. This year my mom wasnt able to come out for christmas but will be here on the 7th so it will stay up till then. Thats more to do w/ her saying she would take it all down if I was willing to leave it up that long LOL

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 5:48 pm

TONIGHT - I want it down and GONE - not a scrooge but it has been up since Thanksgiving weekend.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 6:00 pm

I take mine down 2 days after Christmas no matter what!!! My husband can't stand it, but he gets to leave the outside lights up until after New Year. That is our compromise.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 6:05 pm

I think you'd better leave it up, UNLESS of course, you feel like sleeping in the dog house! :D Ours came down 2 days ago on the 27th though. I was tired of looking at it. It was also getting pretty dry.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 6:07 pm

I take mine down 2 days after Christmas no matter what!!!
My husband can't stand it, but he gets to leave the outside lights up until after New Year. That is our compromise.


I'll leave the Christmas villiage up and the outside lights till after the New Year too. I could leave the villiage up year round and never get tired of it. The rest of the family might have a problem with that though!

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 6:23 pm

Took mine down the 26th.

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 7:00 pm

I woke up tuesday morning in a mad cleaning rage. There were presents everywhere. So the presents got put up and tree got taken down!

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 9:28 pm

our little 3 foot fiber optic one came down on the 26th, the same day I bought our 7 foot one for next year. now I'm trying to get them to let me put this one up. :) they keep telling me I can put it up after thanksgiving. I keep telling them it IS after thanksgiving. Then they clarify: next year!!

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Posted Dec 29, 2005 - 9:31 pm

Ours comes down hopefully this weekend.

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Posted Dec 30, 2005 - 12:07 am

usually on 3 kings, but ours already died so it may have to be sooner to avoid a huge mess

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Posted Dec 30, 2005 - 12:08 am

Haven't tried that. Me likes Parrot Bay with Diet Mt. Dew or Diet Code Red. Have you had Parrot Bay? If so, how does it compare with the Spiced Rum?


if you like rum, try the flavored malibus!! i cant stand the original (coconut makes me puke) but these are yum..they make mango, pineapple, & passion fruit (i got a big bottle of mango for my bday) :greenappl

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Posted Dec 30, 2005 - 6:50 am

Ummm.. I don't know if its because I'm from New Orleans too, but the tree does not come down before January 6th. Technically, the Christmas season doesn't even begin until Christmas Day -- the period before that is Advent where we prepare for Christmas. Just sayin......

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Posted Dec 30, 2005 - 6:54 am

Ummm.. I don't know if its because I'm from New Orleans too, but the tree does not come down before January 6th. Technically, the Christmas season doesn't even begin until Christmas Day -- the period before that is Advent where we prepare for Christmas. Just sayin......


That makes good sense. I do know that people used to put up their trees on Christmas Eve.




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