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(Some Guy)   It's a slow news day so here's an article telling you it's time to take down your holiday decorations   (carrollcounty.com) divider line 37
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2010-01-16 11:36:13 AM
Why take them down? You just have to put them back up again.
 
2010-01-16 11:37:26 AM
I took down my tree yesterday. The big room is so dark and cheerless without it. :=(
 
2010-01-16 11:37:58 AM
Yes, it is a slow boring news day....Can we get a sex thread goin please?
 
2010-01-16 11:39:28 AM
FTFA: Etiquette teacher Kelly Frager said there really is no protocol for taking down holiday decorations....

Uhh, yes there is. Christmas lasts from Christmas day to Epiphany (Jan 6). Take the decorations down then.
 
2010-01-16 11:40:04 AM
That's funny. About 2 minutes ago, my gf said "It think it's about time to take down the stockings." I had taken the tree down but forgotten them and just didn't really see them anymore. They're gone now.
 
2010-01-16 11:42:26 AM
We'll be taking the decorations down early this year (this weekend) because of how the city's trash collection schedule falls. I guess it has been three weeks, since we put them up Christmas Eve, but it doesn't feel like that long. The tree is still soft and gorgeous, too. Ah, well.
 
2010-01-16 11:43:43 AM
Okay, thanks for reminding me.
 
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2010-01-16 11:43:45 AM
"A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell."

- George Bernard Shaw
 
2010-01-16 11:44:16 AM
I live about a half hour from Westminster, and because I was taking down decorations yesterday, I am getting a kick out of these replies.

/seriously
//ok, the wife was taking them down
 
2010-01-16 11:44:57 AM
Just haven't taken the lights down outside yet since (a) I've had a cold, and (b) up until yesterday it's been in the 20s pretty much since New Year's. They're probably coming down this afternoon.

\New Year's is the family deadline for indoor decorations here
 
2010-01-16 11:46:55 AM
Most boring green ever.

/or at least, this week.
 
2010-01-16 11:48:51 AM
what should I do with my wreath? just throw it away?
 
2010-01-16 11:51:05 AM

enry


Uhh, yes there is. Christmas lasts from Christmas day to Epiphany (Jan 6).


I never realized that.
 
2010-01-16 11:54:24 AM
Jan 6 is the end of yule, not some newfangled arrival of whatever kings wherever.

/Giant stones are all you ever need.
//Ugh.
 
2010-01-16 11:56:13 AM
cookiefleck: Yes, it is a slow boring news day....Can we get a sex thread goin please?

great idea. please, tell us about your sex life. i'm all ears:)
 
2010-01-16 11:58:08 AM
Glad they reminded me.
 
2010-01-16 12:11:49 PM
We always leave them up until New Years Day, then have it all pretty well packed up by the 3rd or 4th of January. I would say that roughly 35% of the houses in my neighborhood still have outdoor decorations up. It has been cold here, but I noticed somebody with a tree in the window still lit up last night. That's a bit much IMHO.
 
2010-01-16 12:14:31 PM
enry: FTFA: Etiquette teacher Kelly Frager said there really is no protocol for taking down holiday decorations....

Uhh, yes there is. Christmas lasts from Christmas day to Epiphany (Jan 6). Take the decorations down then.


Yeah, that's the custom in New Orleans: take down your Christmas decorations and put up your Mardi Gras decorations on Jan 6. Twelve days of Christmas ends that day, and Mardi Gras season begins.

OTOH, in northern Illinois where I grew up, it's considered bad form/white trashy to leave decorations up after January 1st.

My uncle was pulling down his outdoor Christmas lights late on Dec 25, I sh*t you not.

/agree that we need a more exciting thread going on
 
2010-01-16 12:16:11 PM
Yeah, slow news day, except for that little bit of trouble down in Haiti.
 
2010-01-16 12:18:08 PM
Englebert Slaptyback: enry

Uhh, yes there is. Christmas lasts from Christmas day to Epiphany (Jan 6).


I never realized that.


Yeah, that whole twelve days of Christmas thing and all...
and I thought they were telling me to take down my Thanksgiving and Halloween stuff down.
 
2010-01-16 12:18:47 PM
I still haven't taken down my decorations.

Of course, I didn't put any up either.
 
2010-01-16 12:20:25 PM
As soon as the snow melts, I guess I can do it.
 
2010-01-16 12:24:15 PM
If these people want to come over to my house and trample through 30" of snow to take down my outside decoration then by all means come on over, I'll make hot coco, otherwise their up 'till April.
 
2010-01-16 12:28:08 PM
Had a baby last week. Taking down the Christmas tree is pretty much the last thing on our list :D
 
2010-01-16 12:36:46 PM
silent tom: cookiefleck: Yes, it is a slow boring news day....Can we get a sex thread goin please?

great idea. please, tell show and provide video proof us about your sex life. i'm all ears in:)


/FTFM
 
2010-01-16 12:37:36 PM
eas81: silent tom: cookiefleck: Yes, it is a slow boring news day....Can we get a sex thread goin please?

great idea. please, tell show and provide video proof us about your sex life. i'm all ears in:)

/FTFM


//oh and EIP
 
2010-01-16 12:38:57 PM
jennyz: Had a baby last week. Taking down the Christmas tree is pretty much the last thing on our list :D

Can you show me how babbie formed?

/oblig
 
2010-01-16 12:39:25 PM
Pepperjack: I noticed somebody with a tree in the window still lit up last night.

A lighted Christmas tree in the window is a shining beacon in the night.

To thieves.
 
2010-01-16 12:45:16 PM
I took mine down on the 14th. It was too cold to do it before that.
 
2010-01-16 01:00:58 PM
Take it down? Why do you think I use an artificial tree?

I'll just throw a sheet over it until next December.
 
2010-01-16 01:01:27 PM
eas81: jennyz: Had a baby last week. Taking down the Christmas tree is pretty much the last thing on our list :D

Can you show me how babbie formed?

/oblig


Hubby actually tweeted that after she was born. I laughed.
 
2010-01-16 01:12:58 PM
Algonquin, Illinois tickets people who don't take down their outdoor decorations. What a bunch of nazi Scrooges !
 
2010-01-16 01:24:48 PM
greatgodyoshi: That's funny. About 2 minutes ago, my gf said "It think it's about time to take down the stockings." I had taken the tree down but forgotten them and just didn't really see them anymore. They're gone now.

Dude, did ever occur to you that she meant HER stockings? Get to work boy...
 
2010-01-16 01:31:20 PM
my husband got right on the de-lighting of the house.. it was as if they had never gone up at all, and instead were left the garland in a big pile in the library behind the couch.

/stare

//shettup.. fark's my only venue for nagging, anymore.
 
2010-01-16 06:41:27 PM
enry: FTFA: Etiquette teacher Kelly Frager said there really is no protocol for taking down holiday decorations....

Uhh, yes there is. Christmas lasts from Christmas day to Epiphany (Jan 6). Take the decorations down then.


And if they are still up after Epiphany you should leave them up until Easter. Or so they say.
 
2010-01-16 06:58:23 PM
I'll be honest, I just slapped a santa hat on halloween pumpkin and left it sitting there until after new years.
 
2010-01-17 01:42:42 AM
Heh! Our next door neighbors still have their Christmas wreath on their apartment door. For some reason that annoys my son. Me...I personally don't give a shiat.
 
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