Off The Post - Deck The Halls
So your normal parking spot at the local grocery story has been overrun by a fresh Christmas tree lot, and your favorite resting bench at the mall is now occupied by a gingerbread house-dwelling Saint Nick and his photo-taking elf.
Ah, the holidays are upon us.
But these are small sacrifices to make for the most wonderful time of the year, right? After all, ‘tis the season to transform our own homes into winter wonderland’s with trees, lights, menorahs, and inflatable snowmen.
And sometimes, we love the hustle and bustle so much that we try our best to extend its season by postponing the packing up of snow globes and stockings. Come on, who’s not guilty of wanting a little pine fresh scent on Valentine’s Day?
Find out as the LA Kings dish about their own décor decorum and which of their teammates has their halls decked out the longest!
The Shot: What’s the longest you’ve ever kept your holiday decorations up?
The Pass: Which of your teammates is most likely to still have holiday decorations up on Valentine’s Day?
Pass: The Doughty and Lewis household.
Shot: She might have trickled into February.
Pass: I don’t think Doughty and Lewis are going to put any up this year. Probably Stolly, he loves Christmas time.
Shot: End of January
Pass: Doughty if he has a tree.
Shot: I’m a quick taker-downer guy. New Year’s comes and let’s get it out of here.
Pass: Dewey and Lewie. Standard – those guys are lazy.
Shot: In Manchester, two or three years ago, we left it for three to four months after. Me, Muzz and Kinger lived together, so we had it for a while.
Pass: There are a lot of guys who probably won’t put stuff up because they probably wouldn’t take it down.
Shot: A couple years ago I set up a tree in LA and it was up until probably February, until my parents visited and then my dad decided to take it down. Now, I won’t put anything up because I know I won’t take it down, so the tree is sitting in the garage.
Pass: Probably Trevor Lewis – he’s lazy – and he lives with me.
Shot: Sometimes I’ll leave it up until the New Year – pretty standard.
Pass: Probably Dewey.
Shot: It’s kind of a tradition in Alberta, you just keep the Christmas lights up all year. I’m sure we’ve done that at some point. It’s tough to take them off and put them on, plus it starts snowing in October so it’s a little dangerous to get up there in late November on an icy ladder on an icy driveway trying to string up Christmas lights.
Pass: That’s implying that guys are putting stuff up, because there are guys who may or may not even get a tree up. I’d say Dewey probably – if Dewey puts something up it’s staying up for a while.
Shot: Until late January – I love Christmas!
Pass: I went to Stolly’s house yesterday and it was all decked out. But I could see probably Drew Doughty leaving it up for a long time just because he’s a little bit lazy, if he gets it up he doesn’t want to take it down.
Shot: Uhhh….longest probably February maybe?
Pass: I think Dewey would just leave it year round.
Shot: Even Halloween the pumpkins sit out there until the city comes and picks them up because they’re rotten. In Manchester we had a nice set up – it was very Christmasy in our apartment, you would have been impressed. We had homemade gingerbread houses, we spent a good hundred bucks on them! I enjoy the holidays, so yeah, we like to leave our stuff up for a long time.
Pass: If Dewey and Lewie put one up, it’d be up for a long time.
Shot: I’ve never put one up by myself, so I can’t say ever.
Pass: Probably Stolly, I think he loves Christmas too much. He’s probably a year-rounder.
Shot: A long time, actually. I’d say it might have even touched February or mid-February probably, if not, maybe later.
Shot: New Year’s – isn’t that normal?
Shot: About a month after Christmas.
Pass: Probably Toffoli – too lazy to take it down.
Shot: Not long – I’m serious. We’re usually late getting it up and by that point it’s already on its last legs.
Pass: Jarret Stoll loves Christmas. I think he does have a tree up all year round, maybe in his room, I’m not sure. That man loves Christmas. Not due to laziness, just due to the love of Christmas.
Shot: To be honest, I’m usually gone a day or two after Christmas for hockey, so I haven’t been around home to see how long it takes them to take it down.
Pass: Probably Doughty, he seems like he doesn’t like to clean up too much.
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