I'm more bullish on the 'putting up' than the taking down. But I see evidence that even the 'putting up' is losing its luster. Hiring a 'take down' pro has been around for a while. By the time the holiday (and it's not just Christmas anymore) is over, many are over it. It's one explanation for the popularity of artificial trees and greenery. Why un-decorate when you can just put the whole thing in the attic, fully dressed? Over it, also helps explain the hired decorator. Has holiday trimming gone so over-the-top that it overwhelms, turning what used to be an eagerly anticipated family ritual into a hassle to be outsourced? Isn't that like hiring someone to have your fun?
Lots of questions. What are your answers? Are you having fun? If not, rethink things. A holiday paradox: Ours became brighter when we got rid of most of the lights!