Needless to say, this year was weird. Which meant that the holidays were just as unusual. We’re talking continued lockdowns, New Year’s in our pajamas, and a lot of crossed fingers that next year won’t be such an absolute trashferno.
However, although current circumstances are somewhat rife with fuckery, the world continues to spin and some things remain the same. Case in point – holiday decorating.
As we humans clung to our traditions, we put up decor, trimmed the trees in a festive manner, and continued to gorge ourselves on food and drink – even if we did it all by ourselves. The only difference this year was that that festive mood stood for a bit more. A way to cap off an unthinkable year that was as moving as it was bizarre. After all, what better time for complicated feels than the holidays?
But sadly, after that brief bit of holiday cheer, we gotta pack ‘er up and get back to normal. This means UN-decorating season is upon us!
11 Hilarious Tweets About Un-Decorating After the Holidays
1. Although there aren’t any hard and fast rules about the timeline, I think we can all agree with this guy.
People who take down their Christmas trees the day after Christmas are serial killers.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 27, 2020
2. However, it is complicated. Maybe it’s like adding spice to your meals – a thing that’s truly measured by your heart and current level of alignment with the Universe.
I’ve always found it depressing to leave Christmas decorations up past New Year’s Day. But I also find it depressing to take down Christmas decorations.
So far, 2021 is complex.
— Jewel Staite (@JewelStaite) January 2, 2021
3. And it’s not just the tree either. You get so go wild on cleaning up ALL that glittery, tacky, holiday shit.
Do you think the Christmas tree starts to panic when it sees you taking down the other Christmas decorations?
— MomOf1AndDone (@momof1anddone_) January 2, 2021
4. Some people have specified dates when it’s acceptable to un-decorate…
Pro tip: Technically, you can’t be called lazy for not taking down your Christmas decorations until January 5th, the twelfth day of Christmas.
— Boyd's Backyard™ (@TheBoydP) January 5, 2021
5. While others are fully aware of the fact that after the year we had, we could use a little extended sparkle in our lives.
Regret to report I seem to have become emotionally dependent on my Christmas tree
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) January 4, 2021
6. For reals – if it makes that serotonin trickle then haul that bitch back in!
*drags Christmas tree back in from the street*
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) January 4, 2021
7. I mean, it’s only right
I took my Christmas decorations down on Christmas morning before anyone was awake because I’m trying to teach my kids about disappointment.
— gⓗⓓ (@GingerHotDish) December 27, 2021
8. Which includes prepping a lil’ early, ok?!
I got a head start on my to-do list for next Christmas by not putting away any of the decorations from this year.
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) January 4, 2021
9. Although, when we get rid of all that shit after the holidays it does feel a bit like getting a new place.
Happiness is taking down your Christmas decorations and finding the 500 sq feet you forgot you had.
— Mummy Dear (@ThatMummyLife) January 4, 2021
10. So take down that tree whichever way feels right for you…
Tricking myself into taking the tree down by casually removing a couple of decorations every time I walk past it
— Melinda Salisbury (@MESalisbury) January 5, 2021
11… After all, you’re not likely to get much help from anyone else!
Husband / Kids: Plays Christmas music while dancing around the house putting up all the Christmas decorations:
Husband / Kids: Scatter like cockroaches when it comes time to take them down.
— hardpassmama (@KarenGiannina6) December 27, 2019
Go forth and pack shit up!
After all, we have a whole new year full of bullshit we need to fit in!
Make sure to share this with a friend, perhaps as a polite way of telling them to cool it with the fucking tinsel already.
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