When do you take your tree down?

United States
December 28, 2006 3:35am CST
How quick are you to end the holidays? When do you take your tree down?
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• Ireland
28 Dec 06
Since as far back as I can remember, it was alsways traditional to take our Christmas tree down on the 6th January. This is called Little Christmas Day. It is so called because it was, until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, the day on which Christmas Day was celebrated. It is also known as Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas), so called because of the tradition (still very strong in Cork, though only just surviving in the rest of the country) of Irish men taking on all the household duties on that day and giving their spouses a day off. Not a hope of that happening in my house, so I may take my tree down on Saturday after the new year begins.
@acosjo (1904)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
When I was a kid we took the tree down 1 week after New Year's (the weekend right before we started school again). Honestly I can't remember when we took it down the last couple of years. Probably this weekend we will take it down.
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• United States
28 Dec 06
We don't really have a set time either. Seems like right around the first or 2nd week in January, but then again it all depends on what's going on! lol
@kareng (18946)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I strive for New Year's Day or that week. I noticed my neighbor had her tree out for trash pick up early the day after Christmas. I was like...oh wow! I kinda felt sorry for her little boy too. Seems like such a rush.
• United States
28 Dec 06
Ours had theirs out by Christmas afternoon!!!!! lol
@Jahnya (142)
• United States
28 Dec 06
We use a live tree so we try to take it down as soon as possible. We took it down last night as a matter of fact. We didn't want pine needles all over the place.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
I'm actually going to miss it this year, but I'll be taking our tree down on January 1st.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
28 Dec 06
well if i had put one up this year i would be taking it down about now, we dont really keep it up that long after the holiday.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I normally tend to take my tree down the second week of January. I love Christmas and would keep all the decorations up as long as possible - if I could. This year I think I will be taking it down this wee due to all the commotion in my household. I am just so overwhelmed right now - that I need one less thing to do.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
28 Dec 06
Me and my family usually take our tree down a week after the New Years celebration. That is the end of the holiday season so we take that down first and the decorations outside the home come right after that.
@luko4me (131)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I will take our tree down on January 1st. There is no set time for us. Just whenever we have the time to do it.
• India
28 Dec 06
i dont know