Well, my family has always 'taken Christmas down" on New Year’s Eve, so that we can face the new year with a clean start, a clean house and a new look on things.
Personally, I"ve always hated that.
You are giving me an excuse to leave everything UP for another week! Woohoo!
I’ll go for that.
The problem with me, though, is that we don’t happen to believe that Christ was born on Christmas–so for us there is no religious reason to hang on to the decorations, except for the spirit of the time of year, and the pure enjoyment of the season.
ON the other hand, we “put Christmas up” right after Thanksgiving, and a month of Christmas trees and holly is a lot of Christmas trees and holly.