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Old 12-24-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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A Photo of Your Christmas Tree

OK, I admit it, I mostly want to show off the neat garage sale bike I got Jenny, but I'll bet many of you have nice trees that you'd like to display.


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No tree at all for me (is that too Scrooge-McDuck-ish?). Haven't had a tree since 1995, though lately I have had the money for one.

We'll be spending Christmas at his family's house here in New Orleans and they will have a sterile-looking artificial tree with identical glass balls on it, surrounded by a large extended family with lots of excited kids running around and tons of presents.
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Well, after the cannabis tree, I guess our tree is pretty anticlimactic!
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Here is mine and as an added bonus here is the view out the window behind the tree !
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All these Christmas tress are HUGE ! mine is about one foot tall only ... I am too embarrassed to show it...
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Hi tech seems to have arrived at the xmas tree lots in San Francisco this year. Went to help my DS pick his up and before loading that 7 footer, we got to put it in a "shaker machine" which vibrated the tree for a couple of minutes before loading. The idea is to get rid of the dead needles before getting it home.

Or has everyone been doing that for years, and I just hadn't noticed?
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DW and I used to do full size real trees but that became a PITA since we had to move the furniture in our petite sized townhouse living room to accommodate them. A couple of years ago DW picked up an after Xmas special on a goofy looking fake tree with complete with lights which slides right into the room without moving anything. you can see it here with a bonus glimpse of the photographer. To make up for the lack of a sizable tree DW has a variety of small decorative trees a couple of which are on the dining room buffet..
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We cut a tree each year at a local tree farm. The tree goes through a quick mechanical shaking and twine-binding, before it gets loaded into our car.

Well watered every day, the fresh-cut tree won't drop needles for at least a month. We set it up before Thanksgiving, and the needles are still very fresh.

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Hi tech seems to have arrived at the xmas tree lots in San Francisco this year. Went to help my DS pick his up and before loading that 7 footer, we got to put it in a "shaker machine" which vibrated the tree for a couple of minutes before loading. The idea is to get rid of the dead needles before getting it home.

Or has everyone been doing that for years, and I just hadn't noticed?
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OK, I admit it, I mostly want to show off the neat garage sale bike I got Jenny, but I'll bet many of you have nice trees that you'd like to display.
So the new pedals are gonna cost more than the bike?
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The presents certainly seem full-sized!

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To make up for the lack of a sizable tree
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I think the old Charlie Brown Christmas special says all that needs to be said about what constitutes a "good tree." I'm sure your one-footer is every bit as classy as the taller trees!

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Nice bike!

One of my husband's Christmas memories is the second-hand bike his dad re-painted and gave him for Christmas. His dad worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad where he had learned to do gold leaf decoration on the engines - so husband had possibly the only bike in town with real gold-leaf "detailing."

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Ah, come on, mine is a small freebie being decorated the “Fluffy Way”: put one unbreakable ornament on, play with Fluffy, put another ornament on, distract Fluffy. Gifts are in a glassed-in bookcase. I’ve asked friends to put one of their own ornaments on to be returned after New Year’s. Here’s the tree and favored gifts so far, unfinished oils by SO.
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Don't be, here's mine.
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A couple of pics from our place at the North Pole ...
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[QUOTE=obgyn65;1015912]All these Christmas tress are HUGE ! mine is about one foot tall only ... I am too embarrassed to show it...[/QUOTE

Mine is bigger by half a foot. Equally embarrased, so no tree on show]
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For its sentimental value, I suppose.
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Unlike certain parts of the male anatomy, size does not matter for Christmas trees!
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