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    HAHAHA Holiday tree...I knew that'd get your attention.

    Only one problem! My puppy thinks he's outside. He's peed under my tree and the skirt is in the washing machine.

    How do you decorate your tree? Are you an all white lights person such as me? No garland or tinsel (yuck). There's nothing uglier than a fake tree with the big colored bulbs, garland and tinsel. (Just my opinion). Do you cut it down fresh or buy one that is already cut? Are you a fake tree lover (because there are some wonderful trees out there that look real!..just don't use big colored bulbs. LOL)
    "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

  • #2
    Buying a tree tonight. It will be cut. We use mostly white lights, but some are colored. We decorate very lightly, and use decorations my daughter makes.

    My favorite holiday!!
    "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"--Bill Jordan

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    • #3
      my folks used to have a real tree, and a fake. the fake was decorated with all the things my grandmother had made, and the real with things they had bought and we had made....now they are down to one fake tree as my brother has moved out and i'm away at school....the holidays just aren't the same anymore [Frown]

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      • #4
        We buy a 6-7 foot Spruce & put it in front of the picture window in the livingroom. We usually have it up the week after Thanksgiving. It's not up yet but it will be by this weekend. We decorate with a collection of ornaments gathered over the years. We do a mixture of small multi-colored lights, large multi-colored lights, & bubble lights shaped as candles. The top is a multi-colored, stained glass, 5-point star with an old, paper & cloth angel perched on a limb just below.

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        • #5
          quote:
          Only one problem! My puppy thinks he's outside. He's peed under my tree and the skirt is in the washing machine.

          I like that! Most people would settle for the mundane and run-of-the-mill tinsels and garlands and lights and bulbs and streamers, etc.

          But you, YOU have elevated the art of decorating to a new high.

          We now have "The all natural look", complements of your puppy. Who would've thought? It's pure genius!

          Peace
          American by Birth, Aggie By Choice, TEXAN by the grace of God...

          "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, what matters is the size of the fight in the dog."

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          • #6
            Well I don't use tinsel namely because the cats can eat it and die.

            My tree is color coordinated in white and gold. My living room is a victorian type decor and the tree fits in perfectly. I use only white lights (I despise colored lights).

            I have a Christmas village that I usually put up but I haven't been in the mood to this year. I did put my tree up last night though.. makes a good night light.

            Hey Tpr.. don't feel bad. My kitten thinks the tree is his personal climbing and scratching post.

            [ 12-02-2002, 04:33 PM: Message edited by: RachelR ]
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            • #7
              We have a fake tree, all white bulbs, with some ornaments (the ones the animals haven't broken yet). We couldn't get a real tree or else the cats would have a field day...
              If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?

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              • #8
                I usually get a real tree, about 3 feet tall so it can fit on my stereo speaker (i have a really small house). i dont know if i'll have time this year so i might just have to plug in the little ceramic one.

                I use either tiny white lights or tiny colored ones, and mostly old ornaments and handmade ones, some that i made in school when i was a kid. i love the old stuff. i have a garland that's small silver beads, sometimes i use that, or silver or clear "icicles" that have been in the family for years.
                "You did what you knew how to do...and when you knew better, you did better." ~~Maya Angelou

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                • #9
                  I guess I am pretty lucky then. I have three cats, two of which are indoor slugs. I am surprised the outdoor cat doesn't touch the tree. She didn't last year either. Just a peeing puppy!
                  "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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                  • #10
                    I don’t think you’re supposed to call it a “holiday tree”. That’s not inclusive enough. Instead, I call mine a “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” decoration.

                    And it can’t be placed in a room that has windows, because someone who is offended by it may be able to see it thru the window. I put mine in the attic, but only after tacking up plywood over the windows.

                    I don’t use a real tree that’s been cut down, because that offends the environmentalists among us. Likewise, artificial trees are frequently made from petrol by-products, so they are not “Gore-approved”. I used to dig up a live tree and transplant it into a pot and then replant it after the “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” was over. But I heard there is an offshoot of PETA whose goal is to stop the cruelty to plants, so that’s out. So I made my own decoration out of green rags stretched on a framework of old wire coat hangers. I know that probably isn’t a great solution, but I swore an oath that I would never, ever throw it away in the trash, so it should be okay. Also, it is listed in my will to be handled down through the future generations until such time as private ownership of rags and wire are outlawed by some new PETA-like group that is tasked with prevention of cruelty to meal and textile products.

                    Now in the area of decorations, I found many people’s sensibilities are offended by what are put on these “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” decoration. I figured out if I used lights of every hue and color the tone would be one of inclusiveness, but was told that using electricity was a waste of resources. So I made popcorn chains with each kennel a different color, but got in trouble with the Gore-ites for using dyes that was manufactured by a careless multibillion company that pollutes the water. Also, the Feed the World movement yelled at me for wasting food that could have fed a starving family in a Third World country. (I tried to explain to them that I used microwave popcorn and that the starving family couldn’t have used it due to the fact they don’t have a microwave, but was then accused of wanton conspicuous consumption).

                    Then NOW started telling me that putting ornament balls on the tree was not gender neutral. That was a new one to me; I had already hid any decoration that could remotely be considered religious in nature. I did put up a small clay model of a reindeer that my son had made when he was in first grade, but was told by displaying it I was promoting children labor. And of course PETA said it represented the myth of Santa Claus who enslaved animals to pull around a heavy sled, so I hid it away.

                    So this year I have given up. Now my neighbors who still have these decorations won’t talk to me. They say lack of decorations during the “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” season is wrong.
                    "All the people like us are we,
                    And everyone else is They"

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE FROM TPRSPOUSE:
                      "Only one problem! My puppy thinks he's outside. He's peed under my tree and the skirt is in the washing machine."

                      to a dog, THAT is know as INDOOR PLUMBING!!!

                      i actually have all of my decorations up. i put my outdoor lights up about 2 weeks ago while the weather was still nice. i always do that. that way i can laugh at the neighbors while they are putting theirs up in cold freezing temperatures.

                      i put my tree up last wednesday. normally i wait until Dec. 3 because my sons's birthday is on the 2nd and we always have people over. but this year he decided to have his party at one of the local bowling alleys so we didn't have to worry about company being over. it's nice having the whole house decorated this early. now i can relax a little bit....especially since i have about 90% of my Christmas shopping done already as well.

                      man, i am just too good this year!!!

                      209 - GREAT POST!!
                      i agree with your observation about NOW. since you are hanging "balls" you have no choice but to also hang some "breasts" as well to provide equality this time of year. i am glad that we men are being the subservient males that NOW expects us to be. and we ALL know that that NOW organization has some HOT looking babes, don't we?? (baaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrffffffffff!!!!!!!!)


                      [ 12-03-2002, 08:59 AM: Message edited by: nickg ]
                      I'll post, You argue.

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                      • #12
                        209~

                        You made a tree out of old rags?! How dare you not sent those rags to Spain to help clean up the oil spill? You're as bad as those people that murder living trees and oppress women with masculine decorations. I can tell from the tone of your post that you have no regard for the environment. For shame.

                        Mike
                        "Bones heal. Chicks dig scars. And the United States of America has the best doctor-to-daredevil ratio in the world!" -- Captain Lance Murdoch, The Simpsons

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE FROM OREGON MIKE:
                          "You made a tree out of old rags?! How dare you not sent those rags to Spain to help clean up the oil spill?"

                          or to the mideast for new headgear!!
                          I'll post, You argue.

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                          • #14
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by 209:
                            I don’t think you’re supposed to call it a “holiday tree”. That’s not inclusive enough. Instead, I call mine a “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” decoration.

                            And it can’t be placed in a room that has windows, because someone who is offended by it may be able to see it thru the window. I put mine in the attic, but only after tacking up plywood over the windows.

                            I don’t use a real tree that’s been cut down, because that offends the environmentalists among us. Likewise, artificial trees are frequently made from petrol by-products, so they are not “Gore-approved”. I used to dig up a live tree and transplant it into a pot and then replant it after the “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” was over. But I heard there is an offshoot of PETA whose goal is to stop the cruelty to plants, so that’s out. So I made my own decoration out of green rags stretched on a framework of old wire coat hangers. I know that probably isn’t a great solution, but I swore an oath that I would never, ever throw it away in the trash, so it should be okay. Also, it is listed in my will to be handled down through the future generations until such time as private ownership of rags and wire are outlawed by some new PETA-like group that is tasked with prevention of cruelty to meal and textile products.

                            Now in the area of decorations, I found many people’s sensibilities are offended by what are put on these “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” decoration. I figured out if I used lights of every hue and color the tone would be one of inclusiveness, but was told that using electricity was a waste of resources. So I made popcorn chains with each kennel a different color, but got in trouble with the Gore-ites for using dyes that was manufactured by a careless multibillion company that pollutes the water. Also, the Feed the World movement yelled at me for wasting food that could have fed a starving family in a Third World country. (I tried to explain to them that I used microwave popcorn and that the starving family couldn’t have used it due to the fact they don’t have a microwave, but was then accused of wanton conspicuous consumption).

                            Then NOW started telling me that putting ornament balls on the tree was not gender neutral. That was a new one to me; I had already hid any decoration that could remotely be considered religious in nature. I did put up a small clay model of a reindeer that my son had made when he was in first grade, but was told by displaying it I was promoting children labor. And of course PETA said it represented the myth of Santa Claus who enslaved animals to pull around a heavy sled, so I hid it away.

                            So this year I have given up. Now my neighbors who still have these decorations won’t talk to me. They say lack of decorations during the “special time of the year that I may believe in knowing full well you may not and if so I sincerely hope you are not offended” season is wrong.

                            Damn, I am laughing soo herd I cannt see to typo!!!!

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