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How Long Was/Is Your Tree Up?

I'm not going to answer the question posed by Arwen Mosher at Faith and Family Live, except to say my house is still looking quite Christmasy right now. But

“Tree? All gone?”

Blaise was confused this morning, pointing to the spot in our living room where our Christmas tree was standing until we took it down yesterday evening. He misses it, although he’s mollified by my promises that we’ll have another next year.

January 19th is our personal record for the latest we’ve left the Christmas decorations up.
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Sue said...

Ha! We just took the decorations down on Sunday and Monday of this week. Glad I'm not the only one:-).

Anonymous said...

Ours is still up...1/21... ;)

Dr_George said...

Ours will be up until February 2, as usual. It doesn't go up until Christmas Eve. All that stuff that goes on before Christmas is good celebration anticipating the coming of Christ's birthday, but it is Advent, not Christmas.
Birthdays are usually celebrated on the date of one's birth. Since Christ's birth is so special, it goes on (to those around us) almost interminably. It is a joyful time!
Christ Is Born!

Paul Zummo said...

Usually a week after Epiphany. This year we took it down a bit early because for some reason it dried out really quickly. In fact I didn't even bother with the lights after Christmas because it had deteriorated rapidly.

David L Alexander said...

Here at "Chez Alexandre," the tree is put up around St Nicholas Day, or the First Sunday of Advent, depending on the mood we're in. The lights in the window go up on Gaudete Sunday. The lights and decorations go on the tree on the 16th, because "Sal" is from the Philippines, and that's when the "Simbang Gabi" novena begins. On the evening of Epiphany, we bless the doorway of the house. The following day, the lights are kept off and the tree is taken down, and everything is put away.

Years ago, I would keep the lights up till Candlemas, but not for a long time. Still, with my son out of town, his Christmas presents will be delivered in time for that day.

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

Had health issues this year, so it went up the day after Thanksgiving and down on Jan. 2 in preparation for being gone. I'd leave it up for 3 months at a time. i like the household being joyously lit at night!

Anonymous said...

Up the 4th Sunday of Advent; down weekend after Epiphany.

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