when do u take down Christmas tree and decorations?

(80 Posts)
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!

ShoeWhore Fri 27-Dec-13 23:27:50

Sometime after New Year's Day but before 6th Jan.

It's a bit early yet fgrin

Blu Fri 27-Dec-13 23:28:19

Not til after new year !
You can't take it down yet!

MoreThanChristmasCrackers Fri 27-Dec-13 23:30:15

If you leave it until New Year, it will be worth the wait and you'll crack on far quicker ime.
We take ours down on Jan 1st, New Year and huge blitz and De clutter.

JingleHumps Fri 27-Dec-13 23:31:32

As soon as poss after NY, but we only have a little tree. I can imagine if I'd gone large I'd be ready now...

Mrswellyboot Fri 27-Dec-13 23:34:16

I am itching too, so tomorrow I am going to thin them out, take away santa statue etc, just leave tree and some candles.

NoComet Fri 27-Dec-13 23:34:48

The day after 12 night usually. Depends when school goes back. I like to do it minus DDs. Originally because I have a lot of glass stuff. Now they are old enough simply because it makes me sentimental.

Outside lights go off on 12 night and come down WP (weather permitting over the next few week ends)

I've taken mine down tonight as DS2 is due on Monday and it'll be one less thing to do if he does arrive soon.

Normally it'd be just after new year, though if we end up with a birthday over Christmas I may have to rethink that in the future!

LeafyGreen13 Fri 27-Dec-13 23:35:42

Yesterday blush

I'm abroad though. I'm supposed to put up New Year decorations but I haven't got a clue about them and DH isn't bothered so I never do. The tree was in the way a bit and it looked a little sad.

NoComet Fri 27-Dec-13 23:36:48

I cannot understand why people want to take them down a second before they have too, but I guess their are weird people who clean other than for visitors.

Same queer people who iron!

everydayaschoolday Fri 27-Dec-13 23:50:53

I want mine down…. and I iron! fgrin

DisneyAddict88 Fri 27-Dec-13 23:54:19

ok maybe tomorrow is a little early.....

will focus on bedrooms and hall cupboard this weekend, will try and keep it up till new year grin

DisneyAddict88 Fri 27-Dec-13 23:56:13

starball I dont iron, have a large supply of baby wipes for when those unexpected visitors say they are on their way over and I still want it down! !

PinkLemons Sat 28-Dec-13 00:00:58

I did it today as aware selling the house and have the photographer coming tomorrow. Usually around the 2nd jan.

Grockle Sat 28-Dec-13 00:01:44

Tomorrow, hopefully. I started thinning things out today but DS whacked the tree with his inflatable Dalek(!) and loads of decorations and needles fell off so tomorrow it is!

LeafyGreen13 Sat 28-Dec-13 00:12:31

Apparently Anna Wintour took hers down before Christmas as it was too messy.

callmekitten Sat 28-Dec-13 00:14:52

We keep ours up until Jan 6th. It usually comes down the weekend after.

NoComet Sat 28-Dec-13 00:16:07

I guess it also depends if it's in the way, which our tree very much isn't.

Also it was a fresh cut tree (living near several farms that let you walk into the field is cheating) that didn't go up until mid Dec, so it isn't making a mess.

Frozenatchristmas Sat 28-Dec-13 08:13:30

Tomorrow or may be Monday. We have a party today - 35 for curry anyone?

mumeeee Sat 28-Dec-13 14:15:01

On the 12th night still Christmas here. DD2 is still home and not going back to Kingston until tomorrow.

beanandspud Sat 28-Dec-13 14:34:07

I leave mine up until at least New Year and then it comes down shortly afterwards. Plan A is to do it on the 2nd when DH is working, otherwise it will be the 4th.

I have had a good tidy up today though, couldn't bear to see piles of things around the edge of the room any longer!

StickEmUpSideways Sat 28-Dec-13 14:36:57

I'm just about to do it.
I should add it's very minimal here, and we don't have children it's just me and DH.

Squeakygate Sat 28-Dec-13 14:45:15

1st or 2nd January. I have removed the advent calendars already though.

NoComet Sat 28-Dec-13 15:46:30

I'm going to have to read the piles of stuff, riot act, shortly.

DF has invited herself, her DH and her 2.25 yo DS for New Year.

My DDs are 12&15, he is the only person that small that ever visits. He's lovely and I still have lots of baby toys, but I also have a tree with about £200 worth of glass baubles.

I really don't want to take it down (DF is Jewish and I know she likes Christmas decorations, but feels guilty about putting them up at home).

A coffee table and chair barrier is going to have to be built and all presents are going to have to be tidied away.

curiousgeorgie Sat 28-Dec-13 15:59:06

I took one tree down yesterday and have just taken down the other two and banished everything christmassy to the loft.

I was hoping to do the outside lights etc today but its getting late so probably tomorrow.

Once Boxing Day is over I just want it all gone!

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