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To take down my christmas decorations?

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moopymoodle Sun 27-Dec-15 20:55:15

I've left the tree up, but removed thr window lights, ornaments etc. A few friends are calling me a humbug, I love christmas but started to feel a bit boxed in! DH agreed it feels more relaxing now smile

Anybody else done the same?

DawnOfTheDoggers Sun 27-Dec-15 20:57:24

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SantanaLopez Sun 27-Dec-15 20:58:28

Mine are down too. 3 under 3 plus Christmas decorations is just a disaster waiting to happen.

ghostyslovesheep Sun 27-Dec-15 20:59:08

I've taken down one tree (of 5!) in the study and the lights and stuff around the kitchen and hall

I've kept the real tree in the living room because we are away from tomorrow until Friday and I don't want it rotting on the driveway - I'll take it to the tip Sat

I've kept the living room lights because I like them - and the kids have their little trees - I'll sort it all Sat

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sun 27-Dec-15 20:59:11

I love Christmas but more than happy for decorations to come down today. If I had the energy I would have taken them down this eve

girlguide123 Sun 27-Dec-15 21:00:25

no, I leave mine up & take them down on the 6th Jan.

Dogsmom Sun 27-Dec-15 21:01:22

Mine are coming down tomorrow, I've got a 10 month and a 2.9 year old and all the toys and clothes were put away today.
I adore the run up to Christmas and the day itself but everything looks sad once the big day is over.

I love how big and clean the living room looks too once they've been packed away.

Riderontheswarm Sun 27-Dec-15 21:02:23

Mine are all down.

tootsietoo Sun 27-Dec-15 21:03:34

Nope, take em down! I think I might do mine now!

Donge13 Sun 27-Dec-15 21:04:34

Mine are down on Tuesday

Biscuitsforbribes Sun 27-Dec-15 21:04:46

All mine came down this evening! The house feels so spacious and airy now!

SolsburyHell Sun 27-Dec-15 21:05:38

I'm a big fan of Christmas but I don't like the decorations going up too early and I could happily take everything down on the 27th. DH wants us to keep it all up until new year.
It's like that book A Squash and a Squeeze, once you've taken all the cards, decorations and tree down, you appreciate all the space you've got in your house.

RumAppleGinger Sun 27-Dec-15 21:05:46

Definitely NBU. Mine are still up but will be down tomorrow or Tuesday. The rule in our house is when the baileys is finished, christmas is over. I love the build up to Christmas but hate starting the new year with the decorations still up.

Topseyt Sun 27-Dec-15 21:05:54

We have only had the Christmas tree up, and one set of lights in the front window.

If I could sneakily put them all away tomorrow then I would. I think they will definitely be gone by New Year though. I just leave them out for a few days because my DDs like it.

Left to me, they might go up on Christmas Eve and come down on Boxing Day, if at all. I guess I might just creep into the Christmas humbug category.

confusedandemployed Sun 27-Dec-15 21:06:12

Mine are gone. I love decorations before Christmas but can't be doing with them afterwards. I do accept that when DD is older I'll have to endure them til New Year's Day but no longer, never!

moopymoodle Sun 27-Dec-15 21:10:39

Well thank god for that. I really thought I was been harsh as I have two boys and wondered if I was spoiling things for them. I will leave tree up till 30th then see in the new year with lots of space ahhhh.

My living room feels lovely and spacious now, all the presents, treats and new clothes are away and I feel better for it!

BrandNewAndImproved Sun 27-Dec-15 21:12:12

I did it yesterday morning.

Writerwannabe83 Sun 27-Dec-15 21:14:13

Mine go up on the 20th (ish) and then come down on Boxing Day.

GhostsComeWith Sun 27-Dec-15 21:14:14

God! I think MN is a parallel universe sometimes to the world I love in...I was reading threads at the end of November / first week dec with people putting up decorations. I cannot imagine taking ours down yet. But they only went up a week ago. I think there is nothing cozier than the wind and rain howling outside and the fairy light and candles thinking inside like a hobbit home! We still have a weeks holidays and I will enjoy each day with the decorations and take down in early Jan. Would seem ALL wrong to take them down today!

Womaloosh Sun 27-Dec-15 21:17:34

YANBU. I'm looking forward to getting rid of ours on Jan 1st. After Christmas day the tree just gets in the way...Ours is too close to the radiator, so looking a bit droopy...

LumelaMme Sun 27-Dec-15 21:19:34

Ours went up last weekend (though I do the window decs a but earlier).

They'll come down after New Year.

AuntieStella Sun 27-Dec-15 21:20:57

Ours only went up 4 days ago, and will be staying put until Twelfth Night.

I've never seen the point in cutting short a festival!

(unless there's a family birthday and you want to separate the events visually)

Junosmum Sun 27-Dec-15 21:22:18

I wish I could get OH to agree with you. He loves having the tree up. It will only come down next Sunday, if I really push him otherwise he waits until the 6th.

I'd happily put it up Christmas eve and take it down boxing day!

Floralnomad Sun 27-Dec-15 21:24:19

Ours will come down on Tuesday or Wednesday ,depending on the weather and what else DH is doing as he is taking them down . Thursday we are taking down my mums outside display as we have a busy weekend and are not leaving them to the weekend after .

Womaloosh Sun 27-Dec-15 21:24:58

We've had ours up since the start of Dec, so we've had plenty of enjoyment. I've only ever kept it up.until Twelfth Night because I was superstitious....I don't like having the tree after Jan 1st...

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