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Woman Reveals She Took Down Her Christmas Decorations On Boxing Day

Woman Reveals She Took Down Her Christmas Decorations On Boxing Day

Many of us are still feeling the effects of the mountain of food and booze we have consumed over the festive period, hoping it will never end.

One woman, however, has claimed that Christmas is well and truly over and has already taken down her tree and tinsel for another year.

Yep, Amy Stuart from Hartlepool, County Durham, didn't wait long to pull down her decorations, packing away her tree on Boxing Day night.

The 24-year-old said she had had them up long enough and that she was sick of the clutter in her home.

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Posting a photo of her tree away in its box in a Facebook group, Amy asked other homeowners whether they too had already put theirs away.

She wrote: "Anyone else?? Trees and decorations packed away until next year!"

Amy packed her decorations away on Boxing Day. Credit: Supplied
Amy packed her decorations away on Boxing Day. Credit: Supplied

Safe to say, Amy's post divided opinion.

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One angry critic in the group hit out, commenting: "Tree up December 8. Down on January 6. Or after. Cannot believe. People take them down on 26 and 27. Why... Just why bother in the first place. Sit down and enjoy it."

A second user wrote: "Bored of these same posts now! Woo you've packed you're tree away so you can get on with you're excessive cleaning regime! Well done."

While a third added: "It's very sad how people are cutting Christmas Spirit short and upsetting kids just so they can clean and have a clean house."

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Speaking to LADbible, Amy said she was quite hurt by some of the comments she received following her fairly innocuous post.

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She said: "Lots of people said I was ruining the tradition of the 12 days of Christmas. A lot of people got so personal, saying I'm not educated on the real meaning of Christmas, or that I'm miserable, neither of which is true.

How it looked before. Credit: Supplied
How it looked before. Credit: Supplied
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"Others said I ruined Christmas for my kids, I don't even have kids!"

She added: "I really love Christmas, I love decorations I had them all over the house, upstairs and down. This is the first year in my own home, I've had them up since the end of November and I was sick of seeing them. For me, Christmas is over after Boxing Day.

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"It took a lot of effort to get them up, I made all of the bows on the tree by hand, and it took days! I take pride in my decorations, but I know when enough is enough."

Adding: "There is no better feeling than having a clutter free home, I think. I enjoyed them for a month and then that was it for me."

But while there were plenty of people who disagreed with Amy's decision, not all the comments were negative.

She said: "There was a lot of support from people who have children on the spectrum, saying that it can be a sensory overload for them and that they take them down early. It just shows that every family is different."

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Guys, it's a tree and some tinsel. Take them down when you want.

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Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]