A month ago, seeing Santa was a cause for joy and wonder.
But by New Year's, shouldn't the jolly old elf be relieved of duty after all his hard work?
Instead, on Dec. 31 we found Mr. Claus still doing his best to entertain passersby on Dry Creek Road in rural Napa, gamely dangling from the jaws of a hungry-looking dinosaur.
Meanwhile, on Penny Lane, east of the city, one of the area's most colorful and celebrated holiday displays was already packed up on New Year's Eve.
These observations raise the question: When is it time to bring in the holiday decor?
Take our poll, and let's find out what Napa thinks.
For a look at some of the great holiday houses of 2012—and the chance to help a North Bay school district earn a $100,000 prize—check out and vote for your favorite display.