Why I Took My Tree Down Early

Posted December 27th, 2009 by Candice

1.  Christmas is over.  "It’s as far away as it ever was," my stepfather used to say. 

2.  The "Shoes" song keeps going around in my head.  You know the one.   Sappy lyrics that lodge in one’s brain.  If I take my tree down, the song will go away.

3.  We’ve had 20 inches of snow in December.  Winter is over for me (yes, I know I’m in for a rude awakening the next two months).

4.  I am on to the next thing.  The fresh start of New Year’s, sweep out the old year, etc.

5.  I like looking at my New Year’s postcards better than my tree–they’ve graced my dining room for 20 years.  Now those postcards are over 100 years old. 

6.  Yes, I know it’s bad luck to take your tree down before New Year’s Day and I never have before this year.  With our luck, one tree isn’t going to make any difference (but we will have black-eyed peas and collard greens!).