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03 January 2022, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: Christmas trees lie on the road between two cars. After the turn of the year, many Christmas trees end up on the street. In the first weeks of January they are picked up. Photo: Niels Babbel/dpa (Photo by Niels Babbel/picture alliance via Getty Images)

If you’ve still got a festive FIRE HAZARD in your living room, it’s a good day to get rid of it.  Today is National Take Down Your Christmas Tree Day.

Real trees only last about four to five weeks at best.  So if you bought yours in early December, it really is a fire hazard now.  The National Fire Protection Association just put out a statement telling people it’s time to take them down.  They say almost a third of Christmas tree fires happen in January.

If you’ve got a fake tree, feel free to leave it up.  You’ll just look more and more like a Christmas-obsessed weirdo.  A recent poll found the first week of January is the most popular time to take your tree down . . . 13% will do it later this month . . . and 2% will leave their tree up until at least February.