Sunday, December 1, 2013

Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree!

We're both a little sleepy.  I hadn't yet had coffee.
I don't actually know all the lyrics to "Oh, Christmas Tree," so my version typically goes like this:
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree!
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree.
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree,
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree.
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree!
Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree.

It's December, so Maybelle and I have our tree.  It's exactly right for our new home:  plastic, three feet tall, with lights already installed.  You just puff out the branches, plug it in, and you're ready to go.  Maybelle was entranced when the lights came on.

I'm not particularly Christian, but I do love Christmas:  Christmas food (sugar cookies in festive shapes! Aunt Betty's coffee cake! Turkey! Pie! Peppermint mocha!), Christmas carols, and Christmas trees.  I used to be someone who demanded a real tree, both for my own home and my parents', but these days my priorities are different.  I love the festivity, and I love the fact that I get to spend more time with Maybelle without struggling with the base, the sap, the sweeping of needles.

Oh, fake, small, pre-lighted Christmas tree!

6 comments:

  1. Don't knock a fake Christmas tree. I love a fake Christmas tree. Frances is incredibly disappointed in her parents because we've never bought her a real Christmas tree.

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  2. Just perfect! I love the lights :).

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  3. How lovely are thy branches! And I highly recommend listening to Aretha Franklin's version of O Tannenbaum -- it's my favorite carol and would perfectly suit your three footer --

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  4. Fake and pre-lit is where it's at!!! Throw a few unbreakable ornaments on it and call it merry, merry good! The hall is decked!

    Enjoy your holly-days!

    Peace on Earth and Good Will to All

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  5. Spent the better part of Saturday putting up our real tree. All the while, I kept thinking of Jim Gaffigan's bit on Christmas traditions of cutting down a tree from outside and moving it indoors being the actions you'd otherwise associate with a drunk. Here's the bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqb0aIsRhV4

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  6. Somewhere I heard a version that goes "O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree / I'm kinda dry, so water me."

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