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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 07:42 PM
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Poll question: Have you taken down your Christmas tree, indoor decorations
If not, when do you plan on doing so?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 07:45 PM
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1. Finished it yesterday....
it took a day and a half...but it's all done.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 07:53 PM
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2. I did it earlier than I wanted to
I like to wait until after Jan. 6 but we were a little bad about watering the tree - most of it was on the ground by the time Christmas rolled around. x(
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 07:55 PM
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3. Yep,
I did it last tuesday...I should have left them up a bit longer, but I did it, to just get it over with....
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:01 PM
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4. I haven't done it quite yet.
I had hoped to do it yesterday, but that never happened. The next chance will be after I return from MAL in Washington, DC next weekend.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:05 PM
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5. Not yet, maybe in a few weeks.
The tree is a live one so there is no danger of fire.

We will take it down sometimes this month.

The decorations we will take a little at a time.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:14 PM
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6. yes and no
the tree is down but there is so much x-mas shit up around the house. I didn't put it up, so I'm not taking it down. Unless I just throw it all out the front door.
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:29 PM
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7. did it on December 25th
Normally they'd stay up to New Years but this year I left for Pasadena on the 27th to be in the Rose Bowl parade, so I got it out of the way so I wouldn't have to come home to all that.
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:30 PM
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8. We rarely decorate
We have decorations, but this was a non-deco year.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:35 PM
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9. What decor? I'm Jewish
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:37 PM
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10. Did it this past weekend.
I love Christmas trees and decorations, but putting them up and taking them down is a drag.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 08:39 PM
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11. What? Dusting it isn't enough?
Red and white... thought I'd leave it up through Valentine's Day
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:14 PM
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12. Did my mom's on Saturday and mine on Sunday.
I am soooo sick of Christmas by now.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:16 PM
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13. mine stays up year round
it's some fake pine stuff hanging above the sliding glass door with candy canes hanging off, and it doubles as a Halloween decoration because we put skeletons on it, and also easter for the 1 easter egg.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:17 PM
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14. Tree came down over the w/e, but the rest of the inside decorations
came down today.

We still have to take down all the outside lights and all the outside decorations, though. :eyes: Probably this coming w/e.

:hi:
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:28 PM
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15. Nope
Edited on Mon Jan-08-07 09:28 PM by socordsx
Its the first christmas I've had a real tree and it makes the house smell really good.......ok maybe I'm just lazy and dont want to cart it away to get mulched :D
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:31 PM
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16. Isn't that what Valentine's Day is for? Taking the tree down?
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 09:34 PM
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17. No - have 2 large ones. Thinking about it tires me! 3 yrs ago I took down our
basement tree the end of August before we moved. It didn't show from the street etc and I never got around to it. We laughed like crazy taking it down mid-August. The night before we put the lights etc on and sat around loving it.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:06 PM
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18. Heck, if you weren't moving
I would have left it up at that point.

We have artificial trees and store them in the basement, unlit and und decorated, just so we don't have to re-do the lights, which always takes the longest.
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:26 PM
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20. That was the original intent, to leave it up. It's a neat tree, with sports, drinking,music themed
Edited on Mon Jan-08-07 10:27 PM by williesgirl
ornaments etc. We had a pool table, pinball machine, slot machine etc in the basement that my late husband finished himself. Was a really neat room and the tree was special since it highlighted Bud's golfing, my addiction to Coke products, football, pool, martini glasses, etc.
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:16 PM
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19. Today the tree went out...
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IndyBob Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:28 PM
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21. My "hubby" dictates the household rules...
Every year is the same. Part of my New Year's Day hangover blues involves helping to take the Christmas tree and decorations down. It has been the same for 10 years.

I concede to his wisdom and persistence. Left to my own devices, they would either never go up, or never get taken down.
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:34 PM
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22. All done, except for the outside lights
I'll do them tomorrow, if it doesn't get cold.

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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:36 PM
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23. Never put them up.
We were pretty much not together around our place for the month of December to even enjoy them if we put them up.

Plus, we have two cats that would have had a field day if left to their own devices.
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slj0101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:37 PM
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24. Yes. On January 2.
Usually the house rule is to leave things up until Orthodox Christmas is over (though my family isn't Orthodox; go figure), but this year I did it early. I just wanted to be rid of the clutter.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-08-07 10:40 PM
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25. The tree came down on the first of January
and the decorations were packed away yesterday. The only evidence of Christmas remaining is the wreath on the back door, because I don't see it and therefore don't remember it's there.
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