when do u take down Christmas tree and decorations?

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DisneyAddict88 Fri 27-Dec-13 23:26:21

as the title says grin

I kind of want to get it all down and back to normal in our flat!! itching for a good sort out and move around!!

but feel bad about taking it all down, as dd loves it!

We don't put our tree up until Christmas Eve as DD's birthday is 23 Dec and it doesn't go up until after that. We did put a bit of tinsel and some lights up when the DC broke up from school this year.

Just taken the decs down today, but wreath is still on the door, will be sad to see it go as we made our own this yr.

MaisyMoo123 Fri 03-Jan-14 23:13:11

Christmas starts on Christmas Day and lasts until twelfth night. People never used to put their decs up until Christmas Eve. It makes me a bit sad that people put them up so early that they're keen to take them down when the real Christmas period has only just started. I guess the focus has shifted to the (commercial) build up rather than the real Christmas-time which I can't help thinking is a shame. Each to their own though I guess - and I totally know that feeling of just wanting things put straight again. We put ours up the weekend before Christmas Day and it's up until after new year. We took it down on 2nd this year but it's not always that early.

KrabbyPatty Wed 01-Jan-14 17:00:45

We took ours down today, it's now standing forlorn on the patio and our sitting room looks twice as big.

deirdrae Wed 01-Jan-14 16:53:05

Yes, 5th January!

deirdrae Wed 01-Jan-14 16:52:06

Mine is all away and no trace of Xmas here, day after Boxing Day is the day I get shot of it all. It's not christmas anymore!

Christmas ends on 12th Night, surely?

That's when we take our Christmas decorations down.

atthestrokeoftwelve Wed 01-Jan-14 12:03:27

Took them down on the 28th.
OH & I have been back at work since- only today off.

Clutterbugsmum Wed 01-Jan-14 11:27:07

The week end, only because I can't be arsed to do it today. So it will be the weekend as dh needs to get boxes down from the loft, and put them back.

mumeeee Wed 01-Jan-14 11:24:07

70islimit I would just leave it until later or even the weekend and then get them to help you. Today is a lazying around day, We are all still in bed drinking coffee and tea. We will get up in a bit and have brunch,

Happy New Year smile

Today is our Traditional Take Down the Decorations Day.

DD still asleep smile
DH watching something about Dr Who hmm
DS - well he's X-Boxing so no blardy help there

I'll finish my coffee and get on with it ...... <<sob>>

atthestrokeoftwelve Mon 30-Dec-13 20:11:01

Down yesterday- all cards and wreath away too.

nipersvest Mon 30-Dec-13 20:00:07

it'll go either on the 1st or 2nd jan, dd's birthday is on the 6th and we like to try and separate that and xmas if we can.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 30-Dec-13 19:58:27

Mine came down Saturday and they were lucky to last that long.

It looks so lovely and clear and tidy.

YearsMidnight Mon 30-Dec-13 19:54:41

This is the first year I've wanted to take it down before first week in January! sad I don't know why, just feeling a bit down and also that I'd like some space back in the dining room. Tree went up a few days earlier than I'd planned - 15th, 16th? - but it's doing really well and isn't shedding needles at all, so I'd feel cruel taking it down now. DH has a birthday in early Jan and we normally have it up til then, so I think I'd have to see how he felt about losing his Christmas lights.

Tigerbomb Mon 30-Dec-13 17:30:47

Mine went up Christmas Eve and it came down yesterday. It takes a hell of a lot less time to take down then it took to put up

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Mon 30-Dec-13 17:28:08

My tree was fabulous this year, barely shed at all. Looked as good going out as it did going in.

I have just put some twigs and fairy lights in the tree corner to compensate for lack of treeness. grin

PosyNarker Mon 30-Dec-13 16:55:08

5th January [gavel]

toffeelolly Mon 30-Dec-13 16:49:53

Took mine down yesterday morning when dc were still in bed. like to get them down before new year and ds birthday is in 2 Jan so like all put away and tidied by then.wink wink

I usually leave them up until Twelfth Night, but they aren't going to make it this year. I've just had my pre-New Year cleaning frenzy and all of the Christmas candles and advent calendars etc have been put away so that I can dust. The cards and tree are still up, they will probably come down on Saturday as I want to keep them up for New Year but DH is back at work on the 2nd and 3rd and I need him to take the tree out as I have a bad back. I am back at work on the 6th and I want it all tidy and all the darned needles hoovered up by then!

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Mon 30-Dec-13 14:51:45

Taken it down today, coupla days earlier than I planned but it's a wild and woolly day so seemed the right time. I've left some lights up and bowls of pine cones. I've got candles everywhere so it's still cosy in the evening.

2kidsintow Mon 30-Dec-13 14:51:14

Mine comes down on the 1st Jan. By then it's been up for nearly a month as the DCs love it going up at the start of Jan.
I'm happy to see the back of it by then, but do like it still up for NYE.

wonderingsoul Mon 30-Dec-13 14:27:57

though ui have left my fairys lights on the mirror up and my dangly lights by the window up.

wonderingsoul Mon 30-Dec-13 14:26:06

i normaly take it down 27th because ds2 birthday is the 28th.. but i kept the tree up this year.. only for ds2 to fall into the tree on his party.. so iv taken it all down today and i now hgave a clean and tidy house.

ready to see in the new year

mumeeee Mon 30-Dec-13 12:50:23

I'm not back at work until 6th Jan due to my Dad passing away in November and Mum not being well. Also DD3 doesn't go back to uni until 11th Jan, I just want to relax and try and enjoy the rest of Christmas not pack it all away. Although I am doing a bit of tidying and cleaning today.

Davros Mon 30-Dec-13 09:36:27

6th January. Never thought of doing it any other time. I suppose if I was going to work the next day I would do it that Sunday. I put a lot of effort into the decorations and they go up gradually so I want to make the most of them. I also think that "Christmastime" is the whole if December until 6th jan although our tree goes up mid-December. That's also why I won't shop until December, it just doesn't feel Christmassy. I may rethink that a little next year after reading the "lessons learned" thread!

We took ours down the day after Boxing Day and it only went up a couple of days before Eve.

I'm done and back to work and we don't celebrate nye so best to get back to normality before school re starts imo.

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