While there was no clear cut answer to which exact day is best to decorate, 80 percent of respondents believed you should wait until at least after Thanksgiving to start decorating. When it comes to keeping the lights off, about 29 percent believe that no later than 10 p.m. is the neighborly time to pull the plug each night.
So when is the “appropriate” time to take down your Christmas cheer? Survey responses indicated that it’s more than ok to leave them up until at least Jan. 2. But don’t wait too long—over 90 percent agreed that Feb. 1 was over the top.