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Old 11-30-2012, 09:00 PM
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Usually about the 1st week of January, not that I even have any decorations up yet. Once the New Year comes everyone goes back to work and things get back to 'normal.'.
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I already have mine up! I usually leave them up until Three Kings.
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I usually leave them up until mid-January.
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Mine goes up the day before the Third Sunday in Advent, stays up until the weekend after Epiphany. Once it stayed up until late January, but that was not under very good circumstances.
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I had to take mine down right after Christmas this year. I started taking the tree down xmas night and finished it yesterday. We got a puppy and she is a holy terror.
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We generally take them down in Jan...or whenever we're ready (and we're NEVER in a hurry to do so. I'd love to have a room that stays decorated all year...a refuge of sorts.
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I do most decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving, so that all I have remaining, once Thanksgiving rolls around, is the decorating of the tree.

All of my decorations stay up through the Epiphany (Jan. 6) and will come down the first opportunity after that, usually the following weekend, starting with outside.

I want to leave them up as long as possible without appearing slothful

Happy Holidays to all!

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I take down the decorations on 12th night.
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