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Tradition says you should take your Christmas tree down on January 6, but there's really no hard and fast rules when it comes to packing up the holiday decor. Some people take it down right after Christmas to start the year with a clean decor slate, while others leave the tree up the whole month of January to combat the post-holiday winter blues.

To find out the average amount of time people leave their tree up, holiday decor brand Treetopia conducted a survey of more than 3,500 Americans about their post-holiday decor habits. They found that on average, Americans take their tree down about three weeks (2.9 weeks, to be exact) after Christmas. And 25% of those surveyed admitted to judging those who take the tree down later than "the norm."

As part of the survey, Treetopia also discovered which states leave their trees up the longest. Residents in Arizona, Illinois, and Maryland have the most post-Christmas cheer: They reported leaving their trees up for more than 4 weeks after Christmas, which would be around January 24. 

elegant living room with elaborate christmas tree
Credit: Jay Wilde

Of course, there are some Scrooges too. North Carolinians take their trees down faster than anyone else in the country, at 2.1 weeks after Christmas, which is around January 8. Those in West Virginia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, and New Hampshire take theirs down only a few days after that, at 2.3 weeks after Christmas—around January 11.

Whether you've already taken your tree down or are holding out for a few more weeks, see if your holiday decor schedule lines up with your state. Of course, if you're not ready to take the tree down at all this month, a Valentine's Day tree is the perfect excuse to leave it up through February.

Average Time After Christmas Each State Takes the Tree Down

Here are Treetopia's findings of the average amount of time after Christmas that residents of each state take their tree down.

Alabama

2.3 Weeks

January 11

Alaska

3.4 Weeks

January 18

Arizona

4.1 Weeks

January 23

Arkansas

2.8 Weeks

January 14

California

3.3 Weeks

January 17

Colorado

3.3 Weeks

January 17

Connecticut

2.8 Weeks

January 14

Delaware

2.6 Weeks

January 13

Florida

2.8 Weeks

January 14

Georgia

3.6 Weeks

January 20

Hawaii

2.7 Weeks

January 13

Idaho

2.5 Weeks

January 12

Illinois

4.2 Weeks

January 23

Indiana

2.8 Weeks

January 14

Iowa

2.9 Weeks

January 14

Kansas

2.4 Weeks

January 12

Kentucky

3.5 Weeks

January 19

Louisiana

2.5 Weeks

January 12

Maine

2.8 Weeks

January 14

Maryland

4.1 Weeks

January 23

Massachusetts

2.6 Weeks

January 13

Michigan

2.9 Weeks

January 14

Minnesota

2.3 Weeks

January 11

Mississippi

2.3 Weeks

January 11

Missouri

3.4 Weeks

January 18

Montana

2.3 Weeks

January 11

Nebraska

2.6 Weeks

January 13

Nevada

2.7 Weeks

January 13

New Hampshire

2.3 Weeks

January 11

New Jersey

3.3 Weeks

January 17

New Mexico

2.9 Weeks

January 14

New York

2.9 Weeks

January 14

North Carolina

2.1 Weeks

January 8

North Dakota

2.5 Weeks

January 12

Ohio

2.6 Weeks

January 13

Oklahoma

2.5 Weeks

January 12

Oregon

2.5 Weeks

January 12

Pennsylvania

3.0 Weeks

January 15

Rhode Island

3.3 Weeks

January 17

South Carolina

No data

No data

South Dakota

3.3 Weeks

January 17

Tennessee

2.4 Weeks

January 12

Texas

3.7 Weeks

January 20

Utah

No data

No data

Vermont

2.8 Weeks

January 14

Virginia

2.4 Weeks

January 12

Washington

3.2 Weeks

January 16

West Virginia

2.3 Weeks

January 11

Wisconsin

3.0 Weeks

January 15

Wyoming

No data

No data

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