Anyone taken Christmas decorations down yet ?

(37 Posts)
busymummy3 Sun 30-Dec-12 22:35:29

We always take ours down on Twelfth night (one of the last in our street ) but I have noticed that this year even those who have them down day after Boxing Day have still got them up !
Dread taking them down- House always looks so bare sad

BardOfBarking Sat 05-Jan-13 19:04:38

Mine came down on Wednesday night blush I get them up earlyish first weekend in December and then I like them down on New years day as a rule.

Fresh clean house for the new year.

shockers Sat 05-Jan-13 19:05:47

We took ours down on Thursday. All my friends have taken theirs down early too this year.

busymummy3 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:44:28

Yes Bacon ,Twelfth Night is 6th January, Feast of The Epiphany ( The Three Kings ) traditionally when Christmas ends and decorations etc taken down.

MirandaWest Sat 05-Jan-13 23:46:12

I'm enjoying the lights from the Christmas tree for one last night sad

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Sat 05-Jan-13 23:53:26

I took mine down on the 3rd, miss them already. Looks so bare now & i miss the sparkly lightssad

gazzalw Sun 06-Jan-13 18:56:09

All done and dusted and a bit sad. It does all look a bit stark... But because of new and rearranged furniture can't say that the Christmas tree showed it's true beauty this year. Also the growing kitten was in it too many times wrecking the carefully positioned decorations...So maybe a blessing really.

Not sure why but this Christmas just didn't seem as Christmassy as usual.....maybe it's as the DCs get older....

Only another 330 days or so until the whole thing starts again :-)

gazzalw Sun 06-Jan-13 18:59:18

Sorry I've used an apostrophe wrongly....apologies!blush

I guess the Christmassy emoticons will be gone by tomorrow too sad...

Garnier Sun 06-Jan-13 19:02:12

Down this morning. Bare but spacious!

I passed a house on Friday that still had some window decorations up.

<<Shame on you, householder>> shock

Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Sat 12-Jan-13 22:38:31

Student flat today in Edinburgh, looked in window while was at traffic lights, tree still up lights still on :S

gazzalw Sun 13-Jan-13 08:45:35

DD has a book about the Queen - her life history in potted form for children. Anyway it clearly states (and I'm sure the facts will have been checked) that Christmas decorations are left up at Sandringham until February...so there is a royal precedent....

Have to say I've seen quite a few twinkling lights in people's sitting rooms but I know some people take down the tree/cards and leave up the lights which is quite lovely.....

You would expect students might be a bit anarchic about it!

Also, doesn't the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas in January sometime so you might find that's the reason some people haven't taken them down yet....

TheJanuaryProject Sun 13-Jan-13 09:16:29

My neighbours still have nasty looking decorations on their window and someone across the street has a wreath on the door. It's just wrong.

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