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Old 12-24-2014, 05:11 PM   #41
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Can't take back my vote. But DD just arrived with a small tree, lights for around the living area, and a boat-load of presents. Had to move the printer, but we made room. So now I have one! Ya gotta love kid!
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Just one, about 18" tall on a table downstairs. When we're done, unplug, put the trash bag over it and back on the shelf it goes.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:25 PM   #43
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I have 3 small table-top trees plus white lights on a very large potted palm (the lights stay on all year round). I have a large poinsetta in a cachepot on the sideboard and my most cherished Christmas item: an Italian Nativity bought by my father in the 1960's. It sits on my long rustic dining table: baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, 3 angels, 3 wisemen, a donkey, a camel and a sheep.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #44
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Does a potted rosemary bush count?
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:59 PM   #45
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Another good place to go if one doesn't observe Christmas is, as Jewish friends of mine often went, was Atlantic City (casinos). No crowds ever, and it is always open.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:26 PM   #46
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2 trees. 7.5 ft artificial and 2.5 ft artificial. That's a lot for a mixed atheist and nominally Buddhist household. DW's Buddhist family loves Christmas (they were sponsored to come to America by a Christian church, and introduced to Christmas that way). It's fun for the kids and there is zero religion to it for all of us. Just the trees, presents and tons of food (spring rolls, pad thai, thin sliced steak, papaya salad, you know the traditional Christmas fixings).

For us, our Christmas Eve dinner was 3 for $10 pizzas from the nearby pizza joint. Plus free cinnamon rolls from the buffet that closed early at 3 pm. They were tossing out the cinnamon rolls right as I begged them away.

We just opened some gifts for the kids tonight. Cross stitching kits for the girls and a wooden train set for the 2 year old boy. I didn't think about how old-fashioned the gifts were until they all opened them. It's about time to bust out some board games for family game time soon!
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One tree ! A real tree that is slightly curved but otherwise perfect !
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Just one.... only "rich" people have more than one tree, we're middle class.
No tree. We are too poor.

I used to have a 7' artificial tree that I bought before having our first born. When the kids got to middle teenage years and didn't bother to help us decorate the tree, we thought that if they didn't care then we shouldn't bother either.

So, the tree stayed on a shelf in the garage until 3 or 4 years ago, when I decided that we would never set it up. Put it out on the curb, in its original box. Somebody picked it up, and I was glad the tree got used.
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Just one.... only "rich" people have more than one tree, we're middle class.
Comments like that will get you coal in your stocking.
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Not religious here, but love the secular celebration of Christmas with no religion to it. We do have a tree which one of our cats found fascinating. We have only the one tree (decorated by my daughter) but we have outside lights (we have a service that puts up our lights each year and then stores them for the rest of the year). We had Christmas stockings that we opened today (Christmas Eve) and we will have fun with presents and Christmas dinner tomorrow.
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No tree.

Like scrabbler, I was raised Jewish. I rejected that in my late teens and was an atheist by 21. DH is a former Christian, also atheist. We never really celebrated Christmas but had a tree when the kids were little, just for the fun of the decorations. We had some fun ornaments and the kids used to make them in school.

Our sons are over for lasagna dinner and then we are going to a movie. We've been doing a movie for Christmas for many years, just to have our own tradition.


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