Also, on the few nights I got to spend a little time alone at home, it was a nice, warm addition to my home. I don't know if it was that lovely warmth, with the colorful lights and fun ornaments, or just cleverly disguised laziness, but I was considering leaving the tree up all year 'round and changing the ornaments & lights to suit the individual holiday!
...Then I pictured myself talking to it and actually carrying on conversations with it.
Crap, if I'm gonna have full on conversations with inanimate objects, it's gonna be that hunky mannequin I saw on Amazon... You know, it'd stand in the corner, all handsome-like, set up in different poses and wearing clothing to fit the season or holiday, I'd name him something fun like Otto or Kleeg...
No, on second thought, a tree for a few weeks in December is fine. I'd hate for Kleeg to feel lonely or be jealous of my terribly busy schedule.
P.S. It is an appropriate time to take down your tree, or holiday decor. Do it!