We've never been good about taking down the Christmas decorations right away. So when I learned that some consider it good form or good luck to wait till New Years Day to take them down I was all in. But then we went one better. Eight years ago we got ourselves two rug rats from Ukraine where Christmas is January 7th. So now as long as we hold one present back we get an extra six days to keep the lights shining.
At first it was just us. Then this year the guy across the street who is Greek Orthodox joined in. The Russian family down the other end of development was on board last year. And the Ukrainian lady around the corner is absolutely ecstatic. So that's four of us in solidarity keeping the lights burning six days too long. Still too soon to take them down if you ask me.