For secular society, Christmas ends pretty much at midnight on the 25th, and some stores have all the Christmas decorations down pretty quickly. Liturgically, Christmas lasts until the feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Jan. 9 this year). But when it comes to taking down Christmas decorations, family traditions vary widely: some people clean house on Dec. 26, some on the Epiphany (traditionally Jan. 6), and some leave everything up until Feb. 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. I even met one man who keeps his Christmas decorations up until St. Patrick’s day approaches, and his St. Patrick’s Day decorations stay up until Advent.
When will you be taking down your decorations? Have you done it already? Vote now! And/or leave a comment about why you answer the way you do.