More Holiday Spirit Please

JoeThePop

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I think we can all use some additional holiday cheer this year. If you celebrate, let’s see your Christmas tree and/or any other holiday decorations. I expect on this site to see some cool mid-century decorations. Sadly my wife said no to the shiny aluminum Christmas tree with the color wheel like I remember seeing in Montgomery Ward as a young child.


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My crazy village

 

airdronian

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I'm not terribly keen on the location of our tree this year. I guess its a diffuser for the left channel. We don't have a lot of room to work with, but we should be used to that by now.

This one's a contraband tree. For many years now we have harvested a pine tree at the Jr. Forest Wardens fund raiser that they do every year. Those trees are pretty Charlie Brownish, but they have character. There's signage instructing to only cut pine and not spruce - this spruce had been cut & left by someone else, so my wife and kids scoffed it. Its been good family time doing this (scoffing aside), although this year there was no bonfire, hot chocolate, etc. at the site due to you-know-what.

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Spirit huh? A friend at work just now gave me a little sampler of homemade Irish cream. Time for a good cup of coffee.

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Damn that was good. Heavy whipping cream, condensed milk, caramel and Jameson's, plus a couple ingredients he didn't share. Nice to see everyone in the spirit after the this freakishly weird year. As a friend of mine said, if you think 20 was bad, just wait until it turns 21 and starts drinking. 😖
 

JohnVF

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I’ve posted this in another thread but here’s my “winter wonderland” again. I told my wife back in early November that since we were stuck at home and all the restaurants were closed, I was going to do some crazy stuff for Christmas. She rolled her eyes but now loves it. Last I heard she wants to keep it up until my birthday (late January).
 

JoeThePop

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I’ve posted this in another thread but here’s my “winter wonderland” again. I told my wife back in early November that since we were stuck at home and all the restaurants were closed, I was going to do some crazy stuff for Christmas. She rolled her eyes but now loves it. Last I heard she wants to keep it up until my birthday (late January).

It looks awesome!
 

JohnVF

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I love Christmas, for what its worth. I can't say I'm especially religious though I've also no worry with people who are. I just loved it as a kid and now as an adult with a lot more to worry about, it just reminds me of a time when things were so much simpler and happier. And since I moved away from my family, for the longest time, it was the only time I got to see them all together. That isn't happening this year, but we've all been in close contact these past couple of weeks, trying to be a family even far apart. I just love this time of year and always have. My wife didn't, but she admitted that she's finally coming around. I think the 'winter wonderland' really did it, it finally broke my live-in Grinch.
 
I love Christmas, for what its worth. I can't say I'm especially religious though I've also no worry with people who are. I just loved it as a kid and now as an adult with a lot more to worry about, it just reminds me of a time when things were so much simpler and happier. And since I moved away from my family, for the longest time, it was the only time I got to see them all together. That isn't happening this year, but we've all been in close contact these past couple of weeks, trying to be a family even far apart. I just love this time of year and always have. My wife didn't, but she admitted that she's finally coming around. I think the 'winter wonderland' really did it, it finally broke my live-in Grinch.
I'm the same exact way. Love this time of year - love the lights - raging fire - and hopefully some snow. So far really cold and dry - no snow. Loved it as a kid.
 

JoeThePop

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I'm the same exact way. Love this time of year - love the lights - raging fire - and hopefully some snow. So far really cold and dry - no snow. Loved it as a kid.
Me too. So many great memories from my childhood. Mom playing the organ while the rest of the family sang Christmas carols, taking a drive to The Grosse Pointes (wealthy communities) to see Christmas lights, and a pile of toys under the tree. We didn’t have a lot of money, but somehow my parents always made work.
 
Me too. So many great memories from my childhood. Mom playing the organ while the rest of the family sang Christmas carols, taking a drive to The Grosse Pointes (wealthy communities) to see Christmas lights, and a pile of toys under the tree. We didn’t have a lot of money, but somehow my parents always made work.
Yep us too - small apt - middleclass - my parents would drive us down Christmas Tree Lane (Alameda) - it was really cool - later in life I actually bought a house on that street. Now I'm huge on light decoration - but not too crazy - just a nice roofline and deck rails.
 
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