When to take down your Christmas tree is not an easy issue.
Why? Because few will agree.
Everyone is angry from talking politics at Thanksgiving. Then you do it all over again at Christmas. You have gained weight over the holidays. You bought too much junk when you swore you wouldn’t. In a blink of time January is staring out you. And then this issue comes up.
Some want it down the day after Christmas. Others will want it to stay up for far too long.
The correct answer is in between these.
You take your Christmas tree down on January 2.
It’s fine if you disagree with me, I suppose.
Just know you are wrong.
As it was, the tree had been decorated since the day after Thanksgiving and would remain so until a loud discussion occurred between my parents. This discussion usually took place around the first of February. Although my mother consistently prevailed and the tree did come down, I always thought my dad had a strong argument by pointing out that just because the needles had fallen off the tree, that didn’t necessarily mean it was dead.
-Andy Andrews, Socks For Christmas