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  • Christmas Lights, Weather, And Your Perfect Holiday Expression.

    Okay, we got the freaking Christmas lights up on the house. This naturally required me to exchange the strings bought by Mr. Snaps last month. He's great on amperage but pretty sketchy on color. Whatever. I had to tear apart the old wreath that graced the garage and install all new lights and ornaments - it looks fabulous. We were unable to replace the fake, animated, light-up deer this year due to there not being any locally available that were over 2 feet in height. I have a big yard and those little ones would have looked like electrified dogs.

    We did this just in time since it will be below freezing and snowing shortly. It will be like that for more than a week. Yay.

    I have not Christmasfied the interior yet. As some of you know, this terrifies me each year. All those objects!

    If I had no one to please and no expectations to meet, I would deploy one porcelain and gold leaf Nativity Set across the piano and I would also set up my inherited painted chalkware Nativity set on the bar. This set was added to over decades and now includes a cast of thousands. I don't have a couple of cows - I have herds. I have 3 Baby Jesus mangers, 6 various angels, and enough Wise Men to open a think tank. The EPA has contacted me about my seasonal wetlands provided for the camel herds.

    But that's all I would do in terms of interior decor. Not one dish towel, not one Santa object, and no tree at all - or just one of those 2 footer jobs.

    How would you decorate the interior of your home for Christmas if you had no expectations to meet and no explaining to do? Go all out or pare back? What would it look like? Why?
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    I dont decorate for Christmas. I'm thinking about buying a wreath, but probably won't.
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
      I dont decorate for Christmas. I'm thinking about buying a wreath, but probably won't.
      You're like a Goddess with your lack of peer pressure and semi-vegetarian lifestyle.
      "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
        You're like a Goddess with your lack of peer pressure and semi-vegetarian lifestyle.
        I've honestly never understood why anyone without kids would decorate for the holidays. I find it just plain odd. I put a tree up when the kids lived with me and when I hosted for Christmas. For some reason my sister insists on getting me holiday stuff every year for Christmas. I feel no compunction to put it out.
        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
          I've honestly never understood why anyone without kids would decorate for the holidays. I find it just plain odd. I put a tree up when the kids lived with me and when I hosted for Christmas. For some reason my sister insists on getting me holiday stuff every year for Christmas. I feel no compunction to put it out.
          I stopped decorating after my wife passed away.
          She was the driving force.

          No more hanging my ass out in space stringing lights on what was essentially a 3 story house.
          No more lost day getting the tree up, rearranging furniture, fucking with lights, throwing them away and buying new etc etc. At one time I had a 20 gal trash can filled with light strings I just gave up on, or because my wife decided that this year it was going to be all 'pick a color' and I'm not changing every damn bulb in these strings.

          When my daughter was younger, yes, I did enjoy it. We would actually cut our tree. Missed some good football games because for some reason, it was always on a Sunday. Never figured that one out.

          Ok.. time to go get the tree.. uhh... the Cardinals are playing Dallas... tough shit... ok..
          Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
          and lost …
          But the Republicans are racist.

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          • #6
            We have the kids and g-kids over regularly and we host Christmas Eve..we decorate.

            I have given each child their ornaments that they got each year from the grandparents and the more I go through my decorations, the more I give away. We don't decorate as much as we used to but we still do some. Our older g-kids decorate the tree the Friday after Thanksgiving..that's why I enjoy it all going up more than I do taking it down.
            May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
            Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
            And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
            may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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            • #7
              Temps plunging, snow forecast is up, bird bath heater installed - no Christmas decorations on the bird bath, though.
              "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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              • #8
                Done....

                Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                and lost …
                But the Republicans are racist.

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                • #9
                  I've got a couple of hours before the countdown.
                  "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                    I've honestly never understood why anyone without kids would decorate for the holidays. I find it just plain odd. I put a tree up when the kids lived with me and when I hosted for Christmas. For some reason my sister insists on getting me holiday stuff every year for Christmas. I feel no compunction to put it out.
                    Grinch.
                    "Think as I think," said a man,
                    "Or you are abominably wicked;
                    You are a toad."
                    And after I had thought of it,
                    I said: "I will, then, be a toad." - Stephen Crane

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
                      Grinch.
                      Thank you.
                      Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                      Robert Southwell, S.J.

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