xmas tree lights should be around all year

i accidentally decorated my tree two days before xmas. now it is 20 days after xmas and i still haven't taken the decorations down.
but they look so damned pretty.. and i haven't really had much time to absorb the essence of the holiday yet. i think it would be so much cuter if i just left the lights on. they would give a false sense of celebration and and even falser sense of time off coming my way!
:-) i live for illusions!