Decorating for the season doesn't mean having to ape Christmas. In fact as a Jew you are liberated from doing so. There are so many creative ways to light up your home for Hanukkah without defaulting to a "Hanukkah Bush."
Now that Hanukkah and Christmas are over and we are wishing "Happy New Year" to everyone we see, when is, or when was, the proper time to take down holiday decorations? There are several answers to this question, depending on what one means by "holiday" decorations.