It’s time to pack away all your Christmas decorations, remove the Christmas tree, and take down all your Christmas cards. The Christmas season ends today. Today is known as Twelfth Night, and is the end of the twelve days of Christmas.
January 6th is exactly 12 days after Christmas. It is the time when the baby Jesus was visited by three wise men, who were guided to his birthplace by a bright star. It is the traditional end to Christmas.
So pack your decorations away safely into some boxes. Write ‘Xmas (not X’mas) decorations’ on the side of the boxes, and put them in your attic until November 30th this year, when you can unpack them all again.