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Old October 26 2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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The Christmas Countdown Thread!

It's less than two months until Christmas!

I thought I'd start a thread to share Xmas stories, pictures and anything else Xmas-y.

Here's a nice generic Xmas pic I found on Google to start off:




It's become a slightly weird ritual in our home to dig out the old VHS of South Park's "Mr Hanky's Christmas Classics" once a year...



I'll be back with more, later!
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Old October 26 2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

first a snow thread and now a Christmas thread? nononononononoooooo!
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Old October 26 2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Oh just shoot me now...
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Old October 26 2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

I love Christmas. Unfortunately those around me don't share my enthusiasm.

I love giving presents. The people I want to buy for keep saying "Don't but me anything this year" but I really want to get them something.

Those that do buy for me want to know exactly want I want. I say "Surprise Me" as I love opening presents if I don't know what is inside.

I had to take my best friend to a shop and show her about a dozen things I wouldn't mind getting. She is going to buy me one of the things I suggested and that is the nearest I will get to a surprise from her.

I will put the Xmas tree up on Dec 1st and take it down on Jan 1st.
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Old October 26 2010, 08:52 PM   #5
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

One year I didn't put our tree out on the curb for pickup until Easter. My neighbors were aghast. It had about six needles left on it.
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Old October 26 2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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I can't have a real tree as one of my sons is allergic to pine trees.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:13 PM   #7
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

I actually wish Mr.ORSE would stop dragging home the most enormouos trees he can buy. I grew up amongst a forest of Pines and 1) don't understand paying $ for them and 2) think it's criminal to grow trees to cut them down for DECORATIVE purposes. He argues that is is less enviro-friendly to buy plastic ones. We've yet to resolve the issue but now elder son is gone I am likely to win the argument by just pulling the plastic one out of the box again. It could happen.

btw, I've never heard of an allergy to pines. he must suffer quite a bit yuletime.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:15 PM   #8
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

It's not even Halloween yet. I don't want to think about Christmas yet.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:35 PM   #9
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

^Agreed. I'd threaten to tie you down and whip you senseless, Daniel, but you'd enjoy it far too much.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:43 PM   #10
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

What a coincidence! I just bought my first (new) x-mas decorative object today:


Quite a horror, right? -it's about a foot tall (without the hat) and the lights can be set to 'blinking' or 'constant on'.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:48 PM   #11
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Deadstredshrtevr wrote: View Post
I actually wish Mr.ORSE would stop dragging home the most enormouos trees he can buy. I grew up amongst a forest of Pines and 1) don't understand paying $ for them and 2) think it's criminal to grow trees to cut them down for DECORATIVE purposes. He argues that is is less enviro-friendly to buy plastic ones.
http://www.slate.com/id/2180086/

I too hate seeing trees sawed down for stupid reasons. I think it might be better for the environment to use a real tree, though.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:56 PM   #12
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^interesting - thanks. now I've even more of a quandry! what to do?

gahhh!

well, I've already got the plastic one but it won't stop Mr. ORSE from bringing home a live tree. I guess we're equla opportunity nature kilelrs.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:57 PM   #13
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Real trees seem like too much of a pain to bother, plus I'm probably allergic anyway.
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Old October 26 2010, 10:46 PM   #14
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

I have an artificial tree too but won't put it up until maybe after Thanksgiving. And yes, it's not Halloween yet (Probably my least favorite holiday) and then it's time to prepare for Thanksgiving. I am so not ready for anything "Christmas-y" at all.
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Old October 26 2010, 11:24 PM   #15
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tomalak301 wrote: View Post
I have an artificial tree too but won't put it up until maybe after Thanksgiving. And yes, it's not Halloween yet (Probably my least favorite holiday) and then it's time to prepare for Thanksgiving. I am so not ready for anything "Christmas-y" at all.
Thanksgiving was two weeks ago! Get with the program.
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