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By what date should Christmas lights be turned off?

Response Percent Votes
By Jan. 1
32% 655
After the 12 days of Christmas are over, or Jan. 6, the day after the Epiphany
28% 582
13% 265
By Jan. 15
11% 222
The day after Christmas
7% 159
By Jan. 31
6% 125
Total 2008


Richard Heckler 7 years, 1 month ago

Why spend the money to take them down? Taxpayers will need to pay to put them up again.

Light them for special events.

John Hamm 7 years, 1 month ago

Question didn't cover "taking them down." It asked, "should .... be turned off."

cowboy 7 years, 1 month ago

Keep em up , but keep it quiet , don't flaunt them , the city might come up with a new ordinance

Kathy Theis-Getto 7 years, 1 month ago

December 25 is a made-up date, so how can the 6th be the epiphany?

As for the lights - the question should be how long can one afford to keep them on?

parrothead8 7 years, 1 month ago


If they are LEDs, one can afford to keep them on pretty much all year.

FloridaSunshine 7 years, 1 month ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Multidiscipliary. I agree completely with your last paragraph!!! We in America never savor the moment...we want the "next thing" to happen!! That's why Christmas in stores now start before Halloween is even near...hurry-scurry...and I detest it. Look at the beautiful leaves, enjoy walking through them and hearing them crunch!! Enjoy each day...'nuff said.

notajayhawk 7 years, 1 month ago

They should be off the day before groundhog's day. Otherwise the little critter might see an artificial shadow, and who wants to be responsible for six more weeks of winter?

Mary Darst 7 years, 1 month ago

Of course you should leave them up. Why today it was finally warm enough to take the Christmas part down. Moved some to my back yard and left some on the front porch.

Zachary Stoltenberg 7 years, 1 month ago

I just got the electric bill for November/December and even with 10,000 LEDs running for almost two months, the bill was only $0.30 different than it was last year and only $6 different from January of last year. If you can afford the higher upfront cost of LEDs, you will certainly see the savings in energy consumption. BTW, many household fixtures can also use LED new bulbs.

mommymoore3 7 years, 1 month ago

We have turned them off but we will not take them down until it is 40 degrees and all the ice on the driveway is gone.

George Lippencott 7 years, 1 month ago

How about when I want to-after all it is my home!!

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