7. Take down the tree. This is the biggest postholiday bummer of all. My mother tells me that when I was a little girl, after they took down the Christmas tree, I would cry and go lie next to it on the curb.Anyway, if your tree is fake, you can take it down whenever you feel like it. If I had this pink tree, I might just leave it up until July. If your tree is live, check and see when your town will be providing tree pickup. Lots of towns turn the trees into mulch or use them for erosion control. Your tree should not miss out on these exciting post-Christmas opportunities.