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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


George Lippencott 4 years, 2 months ago

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


mommymoore3 4 years, 2 months 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.


Marion Lynn 4 years, 2 months ago

Truly "green" people shouldn't put up the energy wasters in the first place!


Zachary Stoltenberg 4 years, 3 months 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.


ShePrecedes 4 years, 3 months ago

I have Epiphanies every day. I don't restrict it to just the 6th. What do Epiphanies have to do with anything about having celebratory lights?


Mary Darst 4 years, 3 months 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.


ShePrecedes 4 years, 3 months ago

Not until Chinese New Year is pst.


notajayhawk 4 years, 3 months 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?


FloridaSunshine 4 years, 3 months 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.


thebcman 4 years, 3 months ago

the only problem with leaving them up is that mother nature will turn your blue lights into white lights after about seven years.


parrothead8 4 years, 3 months ago


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


Kathy Getto 4 years, 3 months 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?


cowboy 4 years, 3 months ago

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


Multidisciplinary 4 years, 3 months ago

Gotta love it, the summer night we, the parents wanted to go for a bit of a drive around town, perhaps after eating out as I recall, with children under 8 who weren't that into it. Dad announced quite in jest, "Let's go see if we can find some Christmas lights".

They of course knew there would be none, giving him the typical, "Dad, you're an goof look".

Low and behold..and I will never forget the hilarity that ensued in that car when we came upon the house in North Lawrence that was still using Christmas lights around their porch, turned on. Thank you, thank you for that priceless moment.

Worth every bit of any else negative about the subject. Similar to people who get who upset about leaves falling off trees, decaying all winter, fertilizing the ground. If they didn't, how would we have all the plants, more growth, and the lovely colors of fall? People complain too much, want things in too much of a hurry. Relax. You only get one life, don't burn it up complaining and setting fussy deadlines.


OonlyBonly 4 years, 3 months ago

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


Richard Heckler 4 years, 3 months ago

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

Light them for special events.


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