Then on January 29, 2017, I went for a walk and around the neighborhood and noted that the tree was still up, over two months after it first appeared.
The tree blazed brightly away through the entire month of February, and so far it's still up more than two weeks into March!
That's right, here we are on March 17, and the thing's still shining merrily away in their window. Amazing!
For those of you scoring at home, this Christmas tree has now been in the window of this house for at least 129 days. As I said, I first spotted it on November 8 of last year, so it's entirely possible it was put up a few days before I saw it.
129 days! That's over four months! Over a third of a year! Can the tree stay up until this Christmas? A month ago I'd have said "impossible," but now... I think it has a shot!