'Mean' mum blasted for ‘depriving children’ & taking tree down on Christmas evening leaving her with a spotless house

WANT to start a heated argument online? Just express an opinion on when you put up and take down your Christmas tree.

If you crack out the decorations before December then you're branded "over the top" and if you take them down too soon then you're a "Scrooge".

One person who knows a little something about this is TikToker Sonia Parker.

Earlier this week, the mum revealed how she takes her Christmas tree down in the evening on the 25th.

In a viral video that's racked up over 640k views, Sonia joked: "What kind of mum puts their Christmas tree down on Christmas night when the kids go to bed…"

The mum then panned around her living room – which has been completely wiped of all trace of the festive season.


Needless to say, Sonia's video sparked fierce debate in the comments – with people calling her "mean" and even accusing her of "depriving" her kids.

"That's so wrong," one fumed. "These poor children."

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"No way," another added. "Why even bother putting it up?!"

A third said: "Aww that's mean. Just because you don't like them, don't deprive your children."

"This is wrong on so many levels," a fourth replied.

That said, others could see why the mum would want to close the chapter on Christmas and look forward to the New Year.

Coming out in support of Sonia, one wrote: "These comments…

"Normalise taking down Xmas trees whenever we please! Some people rely on normality – a little understanding goes a long way."

What is the Twelfth Night of Christmas when should Christmas decorations come down?

Twelfth Night is the festival marks the end of Christmas and the coming of The Epiphany, a Christian feast day celebrated on January 6.

For the Church of England, the date falls on the fifth day of the new year, with the first day of Christmas being on December 25.

Other Christian groups believe January 6 is correct – because it is the 12th day after Christmas.

Its name comes from it bringing to an end the 12 Days of Christmas – the length of time Christians traditionally celebrated the birth of Jesus.

Most people stick to the same date to take down their tree – January 5.

The reason for this is that the Twelfth Night – the twelfth day after Christmas dictates the end of the festive season.

It's widely believed to be bad luck to keep decorations up after this date but you can take them down earlier, if you want.

"Doesn't make her a bad mum or person at all," another argued. "She can do what she wants. Kids won't care as to busy with presents."

Speaking from experience, a third added: "I thought I was the only one!"

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