We’ve all heard of the Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Now that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house, I’ve come to the conclusion that we now know what Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree would look like if it had been injected with steroids or had some Bruce Banner-like (The Incredible Hulk) radiation accident.
Sunday night, when Ray, Gretel, and I went to pick out our tree, my only request was that I wanted a fat, full tree. So, the search began.
After looking for about 30 minutes and with hands smelling like Christmas trees, we found that “perfect” tree and Ray took the most awesome “retro” looking picture of our 2012 Christmas selection.
It’s always funny how much larger trees look once you get them into your house. After a day of letting the tree “fall”, Ray added the lights Monday night and we added the ornaments Tuesday.
But, from the computer desk, the tree looks like it’s going to fall over into the fireplace! It’s the leaning tree tower of Christmas!!!!!!
So, we adjusted the trunk of the tree in the tree stand to no avail. If you look deep inside the tree, you see the problem. While it started out very straight near the bottom of the tree, it veered off to the right near the middle of the tree all the way to the top! 🙂 How did we not notice this Sunday night? Maybe we were chilly?
And, I’m really torn this Christmas. I love those annoying icicles that you throw onto the tree by the thousands. Ray is indifferent to them, but I feel that he wanted an icicle-free tree this year although he wouldn’t say it out loud! So, I asked my Facebook friends, icicles or not? And, Gretel and I lost, 59%-41%.
Don’t get me wrong. The tree is absolutely gorgeous in its simplistic, leaning glory. 🙂
UPDATE: Ray and I lifted up the tree with the lights and ornaments already on it and Gretel slid the old tree stand out and we put a different one under the tree and now it’s standing much more upright!!!!!
We have a second tree in the dining room that I decorated with lights that continuously blink from red to green. It’s like a Christmas disco lighted tree!
And, in our bedroom (no, you don’t have to cover your ears or eyes), we have a cute little tree if it can survive the next month with Gretel’s two hellion cats!
And, Ray always decorates the hutch!
The outdoor lights are the same this year, blue. Instead of a round wreath, this year we got a candy cane shaped wreath. A candy cane with blue lights!
Another difference from this picture from last year is that the multi-colored lights are not on the two King Hawthorne trees and the wooden, stand-up carolers are not out this year! They must be singing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go”, in the basement!