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Well, this is a first for me. The Christmas tree went out the door today. Usually, we keep it up till at least past the new year, and sometimes till the second week of January. Once as a kid, we had a tree till the end of January.

So how lomg is normal for your family? And what is your record timeframe?
 

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We get the tree around the middle of December and put it up the next weekend. Take it down on New Year's Day. Take all the decorations down at the same time, including 40+ Nativities, and usually finish before the Rose Bowl Parade.

During the next week we take the branches off the tree and use them for mulch. Eventually we use the tree trunk for either a post on which to put a nesting box, or anchor it in the pond for use by turtles and ducks.

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"Growing up, it was 1 week before, 1 week after". Same with me. For the past 3 years, it's just unplug it, and store it in the motorhome til next year.
 

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I usually try to have it down by Dreikonigstage (3 King's Day / Epiphany - Jan 6.) Emphasis on the "try."

One year, when I was living in an apartment, I had a cut tree that actually started sprouting new growth! I could not bear to toss it out into the snow. Darn thing sucked down about a gallon of water a day. I removed the Christmas ornaments and decorated it with red paper hearts for Valentine's Day. No joke! I think it gave up and I finally removed it around March 1st.
 

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We don't have a set time frame. I just put one up when I get around to it and take it down when it starts getting on my nerves. I've never left one up past the 2nd week in January though.
 

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As a kid we usally went and cut a cedar tree out of the swamp Thanksgiving day after eatting. It got taken down the day after New Years. Since I got married and the tree was fake so I didn't give a rip. I would come home from work and it would be up. I would come home some time after Christmas and It would be gone.
Haven't had a tree of any sorts up since3 the last kid (son) went to college.
We just have Christmas at Kares moms now.

:mrgreen: Al
 

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Ok, I've got a problem. Now the wife wants to know how long it will sit in the front yard.... :eek:

I told her the little birdies really love the place and can nest overnight, and use it as a windbreak... :thumbsup: I'm thinking it will be next week before SHE gets around to moving it.... :yahoo:
 

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:) Home Depot had cut trees :shock: 50% of yesterday. they make great bunny shelters in the yard.



:mrgreen: Al
 

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I was in Walmart the Tuesday before Christmas. An employee approached me and asked if I would like a free cut Christmas tree. She explained that the store had several left and they were giving them away. I picked my jaw up off the floor and said Thanks, but no thanks. I sincerely hope they went to someone that needed it.
 
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