My mother instilled in me as long as I can remember that it was "bad luck" to leave our Christmas decorations up into the New Year. She always took hers down within a day or so after Christmas. So this was something I have never done - not that I really believe it would bring me bad luck, but it's just a good incentive to get things put back to normal. And it does help to have a deadline. Otherwise, knowing me, I would procrastinate.
Obviously, some people haven't heard about the bad luck thing, because it seems a lot of people around here leave their outside lights up year round. As hard as they must be to get up there, I can sympathize, even though I can't imagine doing it myself.
I'm curious to find out how others feel about what to do with the holiday trimmings, once the holiday is past. So ... are yours still up?????