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Old December 7 2010, 11:06 AM   #301
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

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I still haven't put the big trees up yet, nor have I started on the cards - but all the singing toys have batteries now. We've got two teddy bears which sing "jingle bells" and "we wish you a merry christmas" while their mouths move. Problem is, they're now more than 10 years old and the creaky mechanism is almost as loud as the singing. But I don't want to get rid of them!
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Old December 7 2010, 11:11 AM   #302
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^"Big trees" plural!-? how many trees are you going to end up with?
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Old December 7 2010, 12:06 PM   #303
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^"Big trees" plural!-? how many trees are you going to end up with?
Two. And by "big" I mean compared to the 10" desktop trees I've got by the computer and on top of our (CRT still!) TV. They're skinny fake ones less than 5' tall.
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Old December 7 2010, 12:59 PM   #304
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

^Ah, OK, makes sense now.

In related news:

I've just bought the most ugly piece of kitch I've ever seen:



It's till in the box though (and I'm not even sure I'll ever unpack it).
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Old December 7 2010, 06:56 PM   #305
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Now all you need is the rotating, mirrored stand.
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Old December 7 2010, 07:29 PM   #306
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I have written a Christmas card, wrapped a gift and posted a parcel. I have also picked out and bought our office Secret Santa gift. I'm practically a Christmas planning professional!
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Old December 7 2010, 09:24 PM   #307
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My international cards were written and posted two days ago, except the one for my dad. We needed a special envelope for that because we had a studio photo taken of the kids some months ago as a surprise gift for him. The kids are making him Christmas cards as I'm typing this, so his package will be ready to go off tomorrow.

Also tomorrow is my last day at work. Yay! Now to concentrate on my law studies...

My husband and I purchased our first real Christmas tree this morning, and it's set up and decorated. It's smaller than our old artificial one (which is good, as the old one was too big) and it looks brilliant. Being utterly anal, however, I'm bound to move some of the ornaments around when the kids have gone to bed. I'm one of those people who self-destructs if there's a blue bauble hanging next to another blue bauble.
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Old December 7 2010, 10:07 PM   #308
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I'm one of those people who self-destructs if there's a blue bauble hanging next to another blue bauble.
Oh, me, too! In fact, I spend most of Christmas moving ornaments and baubles from one spot on the tree to another, until it's just so. By which time, it's New Year and time to pack to whole thing away!
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Old December 8 2010, 11:26 AM   #309
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One tree was decorated and put up yesterday evening. It was a new one we'd gotten last year (which I'd totally forgotten about) which was actually 6' tall and a bit thicker.

It looks nice
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Old December 8 2010, 11:48 AM   #310
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took it out of the box...

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Old December 8 2010, 01:53 PM   #311
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I got her a bracelet and a blue sweater at Kohl's. She's expecting me to buy her the green jacket from Old Navy. Her mother told me to tell my fiancee that I'm broke.
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Old December 8 2010, 06:54 PM   #312
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took it out of the box...

That actually looks pretty cool with the lights on it.
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Old December 8 2010, 07:54 PM   #313
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I was very pleased to be able to give our old artifical tree away today. It was my last day at work and it was the community Christmas party. I brought my old tree, which is still in good condition but is too big for our current house, in the hopes that one of our clients/families would take it. The woman who claimed it is one of my favourite people with whom I've ever worked, so I was pleased with that. That's one less piece of junk out of the garage...8,465(ish) other pieces to go...

The rest of the decorations are slowly going up!
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Old December 9 2010, 02:07 AM   #314
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The second tree (which is only 4', and sat on a low table) is done, and looking great.

I really have to get started on those cards sometime tommorow.
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Old December 9 2010, 05:04 AM   #315
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My Christmas cookies are all baked and ready to give to friends and family. My trees are up and decorated (including my Trek-mas tree), so I'll post pics later. This weekend is the big carol service at church...I hope my voice fully recovers in time.
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