When do you take down your Christmas tree?

United States
December 27, 2009 9:56am CST
We don't usually take ours down until after New Years day. Though I know the stores are already getting out the Valentines Day & St. Patrick's Day items even though Christmas was just 2 days ago.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
30 Dec 09
We've never taken ours down until after New Year's Day as well. The reason for this is because we always put our tree up later than a lot of other people do because we want to keep our daughter's birthday and Christmas as seperate from each other as possible. I know that there are a lot of people that will put their Christmas tree up right after Thanksgiving, but her birthday is on the 4th of December and I don't like to start my heavy preparations for Christmas before that date because I don't want to see her birthday get lost in the holiday bustle.
@dragon54u (31663)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Mine comes down on New Year's Day, every year without fail. I put it up on the 18th, down on the 1st! It's up just long enough to enjoy but not get tired of. I always feel kind of sad taking it down but then enjoy the clean and uncluttered look of the room. This year I had a little 32" tree since there would be nobody here for Christmas and it'll be very easy to take down.
@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
28 Dec 09
We took ours down the day after Christmas. There was one year I took it down on Christmas day just because I grew tired of the kids playing with it. This year I had a new approach. I just didn't bother rehanging the ornaments the little one took off... after awhile he had nothing left to play with so left it alone. I still took it down though to save the headache. When the kids are older I'll leave it up until I feel like taking it down.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
28 Dec 09
We put ours away today before the puppies could do any more damage to it or the rug under it. The seem to think a tree indoors is like an indoor bathroom for them.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
27 Dec 09
I tend to take down the tree and decorations about the 6th of January, it's a family tradition. I find it funny that there are Valentine and St Patrick Day items already up 2 and 3 months away respectively, not surprising as Christmas decorations have been up in certain stores since October.
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I saw a whole aisle of valentine stuff at Joann's the Saturday be fore Christmas! Actually, the 12 days of Christmas isn't over until Jan 6th, so the trees could be left up until the end of the Christmas season - which actually STARTS on Christmas... before that its Advent.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Ours will stay up till I get around to taking it down. It will probably be in the next week or so. I know my 2 year old will be fighting me about taking it down though. She loves it.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
27 Dec 09
It was our family's tradition to take down the decorations on New Year's Day. Now we live in Spain, though, we leave them up until 3 Kings Day, which is 6th January. In Spanish culture, the 3 Kings arrive on the evening of 5th January, and children leave their shoes outside the door, so the Kings know how many children are in the house. The Kings (Los Reyes) are the Spanish equivalent of Santa, and this is the gifting day for Spanish families. They leave their decorations up until then and so do we now, as we try to embrace their customs as far as possible.
• United States
27 Dec 09
I put away all my Christmas stuff today. I was happy to do so as well. I know it was up till the new year before. But,I could not wait to get those lights and stuff gone. I did not even want to put it up this year.