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AIBU to take the Christmas decorations down early? (Light-hearted)

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Kpo58 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:05:48

I have someone coming to replace a ceiling on Thursday (12 day of Christmas). AIBU to take the Christmas decorations down beforehand so that they don't get lost/dusty? Is it bad luck to bring them down early, like it is late?

MooPointCowsOpinion Tue 03-Jan-17 15:07:14

Oh god take them down, there's no such thing as bad luck.

Most everyone I know took theirs down yesterday, or Sunday.

PurpleDaisies Tue 03-Jan-17 15:08:35

Mine have been down since the 28th. Nothing dreadful has happened.

Snowflakes1122 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:08:36

Not sure if it's bad luck (not superstitious personally) but mine come down on New Year's Day each year.

kel12345 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:09:05

I never take mine down until January 6th, but I'm superstitious like that (they go up 1st weekend of December and come down January 6th). I never want to take them down even then, it looks so plain again

justalittlelemondrizzle Tue 03-Jan-17 15:09:20

Mine came down yesterday. There's only a few houses still dec'd on our road. The dc's went back to school today so it seemed the appropriate time to do it.

Mirandawest Tue 03-Jan-17 15:10:44

I keep mine up until 6th January but only because I like keeping them up until then.

olympicsrock Tue 03-Jan-17 15:11:07

I have taken mine down. A relief to get straight before work and school restart

TheOtherGalen Tue 03-Jan-17 15:11:11

I'm sure the person replacing the ceiling would appreciate not having to work around the decorations!

dingdongthewitchishere Tue 03-Jan-17 15:14:29

I always take mine down around the 01st January, depending on amount of guests staying over, but always before the kids go back to school. It would feel too weird to start a new year at school with old decorations still up.

I don't think we''ve ever been struck by bad luck because of it.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 03-Jan-17 15:15:55

Yes take them down. It's only bad luck, according to the superstition, to leave them up after the 12th night.

If you're having a ceiling pulled down, everything will be covered in two inches of dust.
I put Christmas away today and I think it looks lovely, all clean and tidy now. smile Everyone's back to school and work so it doesn't feel like Christmas here anyway.

Drquin Tue 03-Jan-17 15:16:29

Conversely, bad luck has never befallen me specifically because my decorations are still up in February!

Take them down to make ceiling-bloke's job easier ..... that's it!

hellsbellsmelons Tue 03-Jan-17 15:18:25

I reluctantly took mine down yesterday.
Then low and behold the oven blew a fuse and stopped working half way through cooking a roast!
Wooooo!!!!!

Mari50 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:20:28

Took mine down last Tuesday, was great!

dementedpixie Tue 03-Jan-17 15:26:44

I took mine down before new year.

Soubriquet Tue 03-Jan-17 15:28:00

I took mine down 27th

Normally take them down later but I was fed up of constantly chasing the cat away from it

Katedotness1963 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:32:52

Ours were packed up yesterday, house looks really bare today. I thought it was bad luck to leave them up after 12th night, not take them down before?

PurpleDaisies Tue 03-Jan-17 15:34:53

I thought it was bad luck to leave them up after 12th night, not take them down before?

According to certain sections of mn if you take them down before the 6th you've fallen victim to rampant consumerism and forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. grin

I'm not sure there's any luck involved though.

CruCru Tue 03-Jan-17 15:37:34

I had always thought that you were only meant to put decorations up on Christmas Eve and then take them down on 6th January (or before).

Presumably, you put your tree up before Christmas Eve and nothing dreadful happened? Feel free to take your decorations down whenever you want.

latedecember1963 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:39:25

I normally leave our decs up until 12 th night but last night looked at our rapidly moulting tree and agreed with the family it would come down today. DH & DS1 both back at work & DS2 revising for mock exams so I feel a bit at a loose end. Quick chat with DS2 over lunch when I broached the idea of carrying on and packing up everything. His response was to go ahead and that on Friday we'll have a day out together.
In some ways I feel nostalgic for Christmases where the boys wanted it to go on for ever but I'm also appreciative of how things are evolving. We've had a lovely Christmas this year which is probably why I'm happy to let it end.
Pack away, OP, I'm sure your decorator will thank you!

confusedandemployed Tue 03-Jan-17 15:40:53

Came down on the 27th here. I bloody hate them after Boxing Day.

MiladyThesaurus Tue 03-Jan-17 15:42:00

I took mine down today because I'm going back to work tomorrow and DH and FIL are going to lay some flooring in the front room (so everything has to come out of there anyway).

I generally take them down just before I go back to work anyway though because I can't be bothered doing it once I'm back.

trinity0097 Tue 03-Jan-17 15:42:18

Mine have to come down before I go back to school. Just wrong to start the spring term with Xmas decs up!

miniHovis Tue 03-Jan-17 15:46:35

I took mine down yesterday and today I broke a radiator, lost my phone and dropped a wooden table on my foot

Nquartz Tue 03-Jan-17 15:55:11

Ours went away on 29th, nothing bad has happened so far!

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