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Poll results: When do you usually take down your holiday decorations?

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  • as soon as humanly possible after Dec. 25th

    1 3.57%
  • shortly after New Years day

    7 25.00%
  • lights off immediately after New Years, lights physically removed as soon as weather permits

    6 21.43%
  • definitely after spring thaw

    4 14.29%
  • leave lights up year round, but only turn on during December

    0 0%
  • 'O Holy Night' can be heard blaring from my speakers at night in August

    0 0%
  • Xmas decorations? Bah humbug!!

    6 21.43%
  • Xmas decorations? Shalom/Salaam mofo!

    1 3.57%
  • Why do you hate Christmas?

    1 3.57%
  • other (explain below)

    2 7.14%
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  1. #26
    Cyburbian
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    The tree is still up and will stay up and decorated until trash night. Everything else is put away.

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    Never got the decorations up because of our road trip to CA. Gave my grandson his presents last night on Epiphany/12th day of Christmas. He's only two so he thinks that he gets presents all year long. Probably will since he's the only one.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Cyburbian terraplnr's avatar
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    Took everything down on the 2nd because I was at home with my son and the tree was totally dried up...made it a lot easier carrying it out than in. The only "outdoor decorations" were some window clings which were removed.

    Someone put lights on three palm trees at the entrance to my complex, and I actually hope they are really lazy and don't take them down for a long time, I like them.

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    I lucked out. Last weekend my son and I went for a swim at the local hot springs/health club. When we got back from this afternoon of leisure, my wife had taken down the decorations.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    When I got home from work today I found that half of my lights had already been taken down. It seems the heavy accumulation of ice on the strands did the work for me!
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Got home from the BOC meeting last night and the girls had stripped the tree. All that was left for me to do was take the tree out of the house and vaccuum needles up off the floor (and watch the bama game)
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    Fat Cat

    We take ours down on New Years Day

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    Update.
    My redneck neighbors promptly turned off their flashing Xmas lights near the end of January. At lunch I just noticed that all that remains for them to do is to take down the candy cane from the upstairs window.

    Baby steps....baby steps....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    We still have some Mardi Gras decorations adorning the interior walls of our house. They might come down by Christmas.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Update.
    My redneck neighbors promptly turned off their flashing Xmas lights near the end of January. At lunch I just noticed that all that remains for them to do is to take down the candy cane from the upstairs window.

    Baby steps....baby steps....
    As of July 1, you are on the downswing, that is just wasted effort at this point. When you think about it....
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    I have some battery powered candles floating around the house. They kinda look cool, so they'll stay until the batteries die.

    I also discovered a string of poinsettia lights on the top of the hutch in the dining room the other day. I hustled those down quick!
    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. -- John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

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    We have a small artificial evergreen tree in the corner of the living room at our country house. It has fiber lights that aren't apparent most of the time. When it's Christmas season, we plug it in. It stays up all year.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I left my indoor Christmas tree up (with lights on) through mid-February this year. Did the same thing last year. My roommate and I claim to suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and the colorful lights help. Other people buy "happy lights". We just leave our Christmas lights up. It might also be a little bit of laziness and procrastination too.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    If you still have your lights up, just turn them off so we won't notice.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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