Poll: When Do You Take Down Your Tree?

If you celebrate Christmas, when is the best time to take down a tree? Take our poll and share your thoughts in our comments section.

When is the right time to take down a Christmas tree? Or, is there a "right" time?

Some believe take it down a few days after Christmas. Some believe it's bad luck to leave it up after New Year's Eve. Others count the 12 days of Christmas through Jan. 6, the Epiphany.

What do you think and what do you do (the answers may be different!).Take our poll and share your thoughts in our comments section.

Gloria Poe December 26, 2011 at 12:02 PM
My New Year's Eve celebration includes turning off the Christmas tree. The next morning, I begin disassembling it. It is bad luck to keep it up after New Year's Day, I was told.
M Jackson December 26, 2011 at 02:22 PM
My husband is always taking the tree down before I am ready. Plus, he puts all the ornaments in the "wrong" boxes and I can't find a thing the following year!
Glen McDaniel December 26, 2011 at 06:44 PM
Definitely before next Christmas. I have known folks who never completely take down decorations at all. When i was growing up, we always took the tree down on Three Kings or Epiphany (January 6). It was a production with each person assigned a role: fold lights so they dont tangle, pack up ornaments so they dont break, take tree out, wash and dry the base/saucer, vacuum the needles etc.As I got older, we took it down earlier-like right after New Year.
Emma Fountain December 27, 2011 at 12:28 AM
When I was at home with my parents, the tree had to come down before Jan. 1(because it was bad luck to have it up New Year's Day). Now that I am "grown" my tree comes down sometime before Jan 31 and maybe Feb. However, the lights are turned off New Year eve.
~tracie December 30, 2011 at 12:28 AM
If we have a New Year's party, it comes down on the 3rd of January. If not, December 30.
jim C January 01, 2013 at 08:36 PM
This was also the tradition in my home growing up. Any idea why?


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