Tree is Down - Time to Start the Year

@Darroch (245)
United Kingdom
January 2, 2016 12:04pm CST
Well, that is our Christmas tree and decorations down. I think I'd had enough of it for this year anyway. Usually we'd be around the 5th or 6th of January when I take it down, but I really just wanted it gone. With the tree down, I now feel more in a position to get on with things instead of living under the Christmas/New Year umbrella. Have you taken down your Christmas tree? Or is that something yet to do?
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• United States
2 Jan 16
I have not yet taken the tree down as I love it so much. It is really the first time that we have had a tree most places we lived there were one thing or another going on, so this is a real treat. I will leave it up til the middle of January til my bday.
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@Darroch (245)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 16
Usually ours would be up a little bit longer, but with the flooding that has happened in our village (thankfully not our house) I didn't really feel in a celebratory mood any more and just wanted to get on with things and life back to normal. Enjoy your tree!
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• United States
2 Jan 16
@Darroch Oh dear Darroch, you were in the floods? I am thankful that it did not enter your actual house, but oh dear, I watched every bit of it before and after #StormFrank. I feel so much for the poor people there and I can imagine you are very disheartened.
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2 Jan 16
Mine came down on the 31st. I love the way it gets packed up into boxes in less than half the time it gets to come out and go up!
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@Darroch (245)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 16
Yes, very satisfying packing it all away and getting back the space. Only thing with my tree and decorations is that my daughter was keen and helping when they went up and someone seemed to leave the taking it down and packing it away to me.
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@TheHorse (72541)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jan 16
I still have a few of the little trees I make, and I'll keep one until it turns brown. I don't have room for a full size tree.
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@Darroch (245)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 16
Sounds lovely to keep for that bit longer if it's something you have made.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
Nope waiting to celebrate the Epiphany on January 6th and 7th even though much of the family that really observed it has been deceased for decades BUT mom and I want to keep some traditions strong in our small family . . . Hope your New years is going well
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@Darroch (245)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
Sounds like you have a good reason for keeping your tree up. Happy New Year!
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• United States
5 Jan 16
Yes and I really do love sitting by it in the dark with it all lit up offering the continued hope of Christmas majick ! @Darroch
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@scheng1 (24742)
• Singapore
4 Jan 16
We do not celebrate Christmas, only Chinese New Year. I am not a person for decorations, since I think that decoration is just a waste of money, but my family wants it.
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@Darroch (245)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 16
And then there's the time involved putting them up and taking them down. Does make you wonder...
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
4 Jan 16
We have taken down our Christmas tree on the 27th. I know that is way to early, at least that's what I think, but the boyfriend needs the space (where there is a wall socket) to plug his Christmas gift. I agreed on the condition that he will help me with the clean up. I have never seen a Christmas tree that was put away that fast!
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
2 Jan 16
Usually take it down on the 4th or 5th and will do so then again
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• Canada
2 Jan 16
I actually didn't even have a Christmas Tree this year! :O
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