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After Christmas Lights
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Hunter n NOLa    Posted 12-28-2004 at 03:44:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know that Gretchen Wilson leaves hers on all year long and that's just fine. Some folks turn them off the day after Christmas. How long do ya'll leave yours on...is there a tradition in your neck of the woods...or some religeous significance?


Patria    Posted 12-28-2004 at 09:51:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hunter..hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

I wasn't feeling up to lit every corner of the yard this year, so I bought two of those big christmas light's net they sell now...one went on the front livingroom glass window [48"x48"] with two big shinny bows on top, and the other one on the dinningroom window with a decorated garland on top. Also a decorated lit garland all over the kitchen cabinets. That was it.

But, on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, when we were almost ready to welcome our guests, Gerrit said.."oh what's going on here?!!, we are having a party and there are no Christmas lights outside??!!"
So he went in the basement and came up with all the extensions he could find. When he was done hanging them all over the porch I was amazed at how great it all looked.

So...I start decorating by the 15th, on my dad's birthday. And I [mean to] take everything away a week after The Three Kins, but something will stay put for about two more months.

And that's the way I like it. LOL!

Happy New Year, to you and yours!



KellyGa    Posted 12-28-2004 at 09:39:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, on my side of the family, its bad luck to have them up after the new year, on Ians side its bad luck to take them down before the new year, so I am hung, lol. I usually take them down before the new year.


~Lenore (music)    Posted 12-28-2004 at 08:28:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Happy holydays, Hunter, haven't seen you here in a while.
I decorate my Christmas tree a week before Christmas if everything goes well. After all that work and it looks so pretty I just leave it up. Some day when I feel like taking on a challenge, I will take it down. POSSIBLY IN MARCH OR APRIL! LOL

Sort of like that Joe Diffie song "Pickup Man" my Christmas lights give off a romantic glow just like that truck's cargo light. ;-)




Jet9N    Posted 12-28-2004 at 08:07:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
They stay on until Jan 6, the feast of the Epiphany. This of course is the arrival of the
Three Kings. In reality they should not be in the
Nativity scene until then.

Jet


EngineerJoyce    Posted 12-28-2004 at 06:12:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
The real tree goes up about mid December, along with the outside star. The nativities have been up since just after Thanksgiving. The tree and star will come down 1 or 2 weeks after Christmas. The large Nativities will be put away around about Valentine's day. A couple small Nativities stay up year 'round.


Bkeepr    Posted 12-28-2004 at 05:51:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've always kept ours on through New Year's; after that they're no longer lit, and they come down no later than the following weekend.

Guess it is another one of my silly pet peeves, but it has always bothered me a little the number of folks who decorate for Christmas as early as Thanksgiving and then throw the tree out and take all the lights down the day after Christmas...just always struck me as rushing the season and then cutting it short when it is really just getting started.

Tom A


SusieQ    Posted 12-28-2004 at 03:57:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Haven't put up outside lights in years, since the grandkids grew up, but my tree, is down the day after christmas, I like being healthy, not climbing on outside ladders, and these days keeping the holidays as simple as I can. But keeping the christmas spirit in my heart, well it just goes on and on.......


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