When do you take your tree/decs down?

(71 Posts)
OpheliaSnowBalls Mon 28-Dec-15 11:36:57

...seeing as there's always a 'when do you put them up' thread fgrin

I'll be taking mine down on twelfth night not that I will want to They've been up since the last Friday in November, the 27th I think. Over a month. The house will look so rubbish without them fsad My DM used to take everything down on Boxing Day - she'd get up at 6am and do it while we were all asleep, and we'd wake up to a bare house. That might be why I like to keep mine up for so long!

SquirmOfEels Mon 28-Dec-15 11:38:37

Twelfth Night.

(Or the last time before that which fits with the kerbside recycling for the tree, which probably means evening of 5 Jan).

NeedsAMousekatool Mon 28-Dec-15 11:43:48

I'm going to take mine down today. I'm on a night shift on 12th Night and travelling the day after so can't so it then. Plus my house is a cluttered tip and I'm sick of picking up the baubles that my 1 year old pulls off the tree.

Christmascheerful Mon 28-Dec-15 11:44:42

Today... time for a name change in think as christmas will be over in my house

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 28-Dec-15 11:45:12

Day after boxing day.
We live in a very small flat and we have to remove furniture to get the tree in.

Paperblank Mon 28-Dec-15 11:48:43

2nd Jan generally. I don't do any cleaning on new years day and pretty much just fling the hoover round and squoosh pledge about from when the tree goes up so by the 2nd I feel like my lounge is in need of a good clean!

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Mon 28-Dec-15 12:27:29

2nd or 3rd of Jan. That way it's all done before we're all back at work/school on the Monday.

JimmyGreavesMoustache Mon 28-Dec-15 12:36:38

weekend nearest to 12th night - we put them up on the weekend nearest to Christmas Eve

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 28-Dec-15 14:43:13

New Years Day
The lights will all be on for New years Eve then I like to have it all tidied for the New Year.
In my mind, Christmas is cosy, red, gold, green, lights, soft furnishings and baubles.
New Year is silver and white, starker .

SauvignonBlanche Mon 28-Dec-15 14:44:45

Twelfth night.

Notsobadpharma Mon 28-Dec-15 14:58:02

What tree?

Every time we put up a tree a cat (or cats) used to mount expeditions to scale it.

My husband put fairy lights round the large mirror and the giant money plant.

Poor plant was rescued from it's fate yesterday. The lights on the mirror will come down when they fail, they are quite pretty.

Davros Mon 28-Dec-15 15:53:01

12th night.

mamalovebird Mon 28-Dec-15 16:01:41

I took down my Santa related decs around the house but the tree will stay up until the 3rd Jan.
It's DS birthday the following weekend so i need to be concentrating on his party/cake during the first week back .

SirVixofVixHall Mon 28-Dec-15 16:06:26

12th night here too. But the tree goes up late (Christmas Eve this year, always fairly close to Christmas) so the decorations are still a joy and I'm happy to keep them up until then.

Cliffdiver Mon 28-Dec-15 16:08:37

We took them down today.

Could not have them up until epiphany, the latest is 1st January.

icclemunchy Mon 28-Dec-15 16:26:56

They came down today. They usually go up the weekend before Christmas (although they went up a week early this yeah because we were away) and I've had quite enough of them in my tiny house by now!

howtorebuild Mon 28-Dec-15 16:29:45

Late New Year's day.

duckyneedsaclean Mon 28-Dec-15 16:33:17

Usually late January when I realise they're all still up.

ghnocci Mon 28-Dec-15 16:34:29

Tree went up on the 13th Dec and will be coming down 2nd/3rd Jan. Took all the Xmas cards down yesterday.

GooseFriend Mon 28-Dec-15 16:51:33

Used to be 12th night, then day before back to work now on 30th as one family member has 31st birthday so want to make a difference between Xmas and their birthday.

Vobble Mon 28-Dec-15 17:02:39

The day of NYE. So that the house looks spick and span for the NY and DSs birthday early in jan.

ToastMakesMeHappy Mon 28-Dec-15 17:05:15

Took mine down today. Love my house again, no longer feels cluttered smile

Ours came down today. Don't like it hanging around when Christmas day and Boxing day are done, and we were away yesterday so couldn't do it until today.

snowypenguin Mon 28-Dec-15 17:54:47

They came down today. We're not into new year.

Timeandtune Mon 28-Dec-15 17:57:16

Yep- 12th night here. Christmas is ongoing as far as I'm concerned.

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