A Christmas Tree Up All Year Round?

@NailTech (6895)
United States
December 22, 2012 8:00pm CST
My mom actually said to me today that she wants the tree to be up all year long cause the lights are really making the house look nice or something to that effect. I was surprised she said it. I wouldn't mind having a tree up all year round but people might wonder when they came to the house, haha. The tree is small here though too. The rainbow colored lights on the star and the other part is truely nice to look at though. Have you ever known someone to have a tree up 365 days a year or would you like to have that if possible?
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
23 Dec 12
Could you not string the lights around the room, or something. I think people would wonder, we had our tree up for a few weeks after Christmas one year and people thought we were nuts in the head.
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• United States
23 Dec 12
I like to keep our tree up a little late, and you're right! People start to think you're weird! But I don't care!
@NailTech (6895)
• United States
28 Dec 12
That is a thought about stringing the lights up around. I'm not too sure if she would agree with it though. It was probably just a passing thought she has and wasn't even serious about it. A few weeks after Christmas isn't that long to leave up.
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
I know a family that do this kind of thing. It's nice because I really love Christmas lights and kids love them too! However, the lights might get busted or the wires might become weak if you use them all year round. Consider replacing the lights every few months to avoid any disasters from happening.
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@jenny1015 (13401)
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
It could really make your house a happy place to be at. But you should also consider some thing: One, is the added bill on your electricity. And then the time that you spend in cleaning and dusting the Christmas tree coz since it has leaves and all, it is hard to get rid of the dirt that sticks to it.
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@NailTech (6895)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Yes that is why it surprised me she said it as she is a true conservative with her bills.
@jricky1 (6810)
• China
23 Dec 12
It is so cool if the tree could be up all year round.For i know this would help to enlighten the chritmas festival,while i never try to do that before.Probably it can be a nice move to do that and you can also share the picture to us all at mylot.
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• United States
23 Dec 12
I would not want mine up after the holiday because I get tired of all the lights and decorations. this year I will put them away just as fast as last year.
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• Singapore
23 Dec 12
Actually, you can still make the similar kind of lights on the walls without having the Christmas tree. I'm not sure if the tree would start rotting or falling leaves after a month or so. But it wouldn't be nice if there starts to have smell coming from the Christmas tree. Christmas tree is after all a festive decoration so it does seem inappropriate to keep it for too long after the festive season.
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@marguicha (45715)
• Chile
23 Dec 12
I have been changing a Christmas tree with many lights for a painted cardboard tree that my grandson cut. I am trying to save as much energy and I feel that the electric lights should be replaced by hugs and kisses. That way we can have real plants and flowers all year around. I would like that.
@flowerchilde (12525)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I've never done this, or known someone who has, but I'd like to have one of those small pine tree like houseplants, although, I guess as a houseplant it's big. But as a tree, it's little. When I get a little older I want to have one or maybe two, string the lights in close to the 'trunk' and maybe keep them on the tree if you can't see them unless they're on. Then I would not have the whole drag in the Christmas tree and drag it back out business when I get older. - I have strung a small string of lights in my bedroom over the top of my book shelf/tv shelf and use it as a night light in the evening or while grabbing a quiet moment sitting looking out the window.
@1corner (744)
• Canada
23 Dec 12
Have heard of some people doing that. Find it a bit odd, but can`t say anything really wrong with it. It would be nice to have some green in the house, even if you`re using a fake tree. Are there places that sell Christmas trees year-round, you think.
@GardenGerty (75408)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
I knew of one lady who was leaving her tree up until the troops came home, I believe she was honoring Vietnam POWs and MIAs. I worked in a nursing home that left one up and decorated it with a monthly theme, like snow for January and New Years decor. In February it was Valentines and President's Day decor. etc. I like the lights as well. I have used colored ones strung down a dark hallway for kind of a night light. It does not wake you up so much to do so. I have a short string of white lights in the bathroom, again, to act as a night light. You could have foliage swags and run lights in them and it would look really neat. I have a ton of lights, maybe I will look into using them more.
• United States
23 Dec 12
No I don't know anyone that keeps their tree up all year long.we take ours down on new years day.one of my neighbors keeps her christmas lights up all year long.I'm not sure if it is because she doesn't feel like taking them down or what but its funny coming home at night in the middle of july and seeing her house with christmas lights all over.
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• United States
23 Dec 12
I did not mean to reply to your comment lol..my phone was loading and I hit the wrong comment button
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@GardenGerty (75408)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Dec 12
That is okay, it is all participation. I am sure I did that when I was new here as well. Hope you enjoy the site, and welcome.
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@salonga (24475)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
I know no one who keeps the tree up for 365 days. As for me, I wish I could have my Christmas tree up all year round as well. Indeed it gives a nicer view of my living room. It does not just add glitter but also beauty and special kind of joy. But on the second thought, I think having it up all year through will make the tree no longer exciting when Christmas comes. It will surely gather dust and will look boring when kept standing all year through. I therefore would put down my Christmas tree after the New Year to keep it in a box for the time being until December 2013 comes.. Putting down the Christmas tree along with all other Christmas decors is quite sad but I have to do it. I just have to face the reality that not all season is Christmas is season. However, I am happy to note that within my heart, the real spirit of Christmas will forever stay.
@salonga (24475)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Christmas Tree - The Tree that makes my living room brighter.
I mean... I just have to face the reality that not all season is Christmas season. Sorry for the typo. Anyway, here is a photo of my Christmas tree. I wanna share it to you.
• United States
24 Dec 12
I couldn't do it. It is a mental thing for me. I only like certain things for holidays. I don't even eat candy corn past Halloween!
@rosekiss (28491)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Dec 12
I have a table top tree, and not much to putting it up or taking it down, so I take it down by New Years. I did talk to one lady though that told me she leaves hers up all year, and covers it up, as the room she has it in is onloy used for the holidays. Now. that idea makes snese, as a person wouldn't have to keep putting it up and taking it down. I think the tree would last longer that way too, as over time, they start breaking as they are shaped so much that it can only take so much and then just breaks. I have no place to keep mine so I just take it down and put it back in the box, and mine is fairly new, as this is only the second time I have used it. It will be used for a few yers, and then I wll get a different one, as that is what I do. I will probably take my tree down next weekend. Take care, and have a blessed Christmas.