841. Taking down and packing away holiday decorations

Finally, the new year has settled in and the hype of the winter holidays are over.  We are finishing off the first week into the new year and the glimmer and excitement of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, New year’s, & Three King’s Day are all over…so as most would tend to put away their holiday decor either the day after Christmas or New Year’s, I wait till after Jan. 6th.  In part because it’s the lasting touch of the new year’s light and Three King’s Day.  What holiday is that?! – take a look here We Wise Merry Men.

However, the distressing part comes when you have to take down the tree and pack away all the decor; grab the boxes and start taking it all down!  Finding extra spaces for the newly accumulated ornaments, the new linen, and also having to take down the lights off the roof, trees, and off the mantle.  It can be quite a laborious task so go ahead and take your time this weekend and get to packing!

Awful!

Further Reading:

* How to properly store christmas decor

* Time to take down the holiday lights

* Eco-friendly holiday decor

849. Still hearing Christmas Carols after the holiday is over

You’d figure after 3 or so months filled with these joyous carols that they would turn it off right after the big holiday, but apparently the season has not died since I believe they will be chiming in the holiday spirit till December 31st.

Is that the last official day to play the holiday music? 

Are people still in the cheery spirit or does it just irritate them any more?!  I haven’t seen any carolers this year so I guess it’s safe to say the spirit will slow down to make way for New year’s Eve frenzy!  How awful is that?