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Old 12-27-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: North Georgia
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I just took our tree out this morning, ready to go into the woods behind us for the animals to take shelter in. I still have some odds and ends around the house and the lights outside will probably come down in the next few days although we don't turn them on anymore. Once Christmas is over I want it gone! BUT, if I lived up in Maine with the cold and/or snow I would probably keep some of the lights on outside until the middle of January!
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Humbug! Our decorations stay up until Valentine's Day, and the white lites on the tree out front until spring.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Ellsworth
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Humbug! Our decorations stay up until Valentine's Day, and the white lites on the tree out front until spring.
I kept a tree up until valentine's day once. Lotta vacuuming when it came down.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I consider New Years as part of the holiday season - so outside decorations - just light here - will stay up till probably around January 15th. All of my outside lights are the tiny white ones. I find it comforting to come down the streets where some people leave them up as it gets so dark so early here in Maine. Tree will come down by the end of this week. I never put my indoor decorations up before the 15th of December.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I consider New Years as part of the holiday season - so outside decorations - just light here - will stay up till probably around January 15th. All of my outside lights are the tiny white ones. I find it comforting to come down the streets where some people leave them up as it gets so dark so early here in Maine. Tree will come down by the end of this week. I never put my indoor decorations up before the 15th of December.
That's about the timeline observed by the people I know down here in New York City and Long Island.

When I was a kid in the 50s, our indoor tree went up about Dec 15, and it stayed up until after New Years--I think it stayed up until the 12 Days of Christmas had passed.

I am surprised to have read here that so many people in Maine take their trees down sooner.

I don't remember how long we left our outside lights up, but I know they were up and lit until New Years Day had passed. And that is generally what still goes on down here.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: South of Maine
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I finally took down my 2008 decorations today! I plan to take this years decorations down, when I get around to it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Woot! Just finished here!
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Everything is finally packed away. I love having my house back!
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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I'm seeing a lot of deflated inflatable front lawn Christmas decorations. Kind of sad in an amusing way. I know a fellow who left those 3' tall candy canes alongside his front walk all last year. That's just sad, period.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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Ours are finally down, packed up and stored in the crawl space in the basement. Feels good to have my house back.
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