By now, most normal people have stashed all their Christmas decorations. Not me. I like to extend the season as long as possible. Sadly, the tree has to go this weekend. It's just not possible to exhale in the same room without inducing a shower of pine needles.
I put decorations away in stages. That might be like slowly ripping off a bandaid - just prolonging the pain! A week or so after Christmas I pack away all the overtly Christmas-y things like Santas and card displays.
Then I'm down to what I consider "winter decorations"- still festive, but not in the category of needing an intervention. Candles, red garlands and twinkly lights meet my definition of "winter decorations" that justifies keeping them around longer. There's a house I drive by that has what I call the "pile it on" approach to seasonal decorations. They just keep adding stuff for the next holiday season to the existing scheme, so the fall scarecrow sits near the snowman who's now holding a big Valentine heart! Thankfully I have daughters who would step in if I start to go down that road.
Twinkly little white lights and window candles - that's another story. They are not going anywhere until it stops getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon.