Bad luck to leave Christmas decorations up after New Years?

United States
@bethyboo (399)
January 1, 2008 10:21am CST
When I was growing up, I always heard that it was bad luck to leave your Christmas decorations up after New Years. So my parents and grandparents would always have the decorations down a few days after Christmas. My husband had never heard of this before and I was just wondering if anyone else had ever heard of this before. I never liked that saying too much because I enjoyed the Christmas lights and hated that I had to take them down right after Christmas. I also never took it to heart because today, on New Years day, we still have our Christmas tree up. I will begin to take it down today. December seems like it goes by so quickly so I love to have that extra week to enjoy the Christmas tree.