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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: The White House Christmas Tree stands in the Blue Room of the White House during a preview of the 2014 holiday decorations December 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted military families to the White House to first view this years holiday decorations which the theme is "A Children's Winter Wonderland." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ok so Christmas and New Year have passed and we are all left wondering: When should we take down our tree and decorations?

If you’re desperate to cling to that festive spirit, you’ll be pleased to know that the 5th or 6th of January could be the answer, depending on which Christian calendar you follow.


Most of the tradition around the taking down of Christmas decorations is centered around the tree because, back in the day, that was likely the only decoration. Traditionally, the Christmas tree should stay up until the Twelfth Night. It’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong answer. Some people prefer to keep decorations up longer to ease the January blues, while others can’t wait to pack them away and have a deep clean.

Happy Holidays!