Christmas DecorationsChristmas is a hands-on art. From the lights we put on the house to the decorations we put on the tree to the great foods we eat in the process, Christmas is a time of doing -- and this is the place we gather to talk, plan and share.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
I usually have multicolored lights, some ornaments that I collected throughout the years, and also some hallmark keepsakes, and a little dog house with my little Roxy's picture on it, it goes on the tree every year .
I want to lavender and gold with white lights one year, but we will see what happens.
Louanne always in our hearts
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Although I would love to try something different, I'm too attached to my traditional way of decorating my tree. I have a lot of very old ornaments that belonged to my late grandparents, and I haven't been able to break the mold and do something different....yet! I do think that some day I will try though.
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I've always really liked traditional trees more than themed. I live about 20-26minutes from Bronners (which I'm sure most of you know what that is!) And they have a ton of themed trees that have nothing but sports ornaments on them to all animal trees lol, But I've always really liked trees with the same colored ornaments, red & gold is a favorite or blue and white, multicolor lights are nice too but I've been using clear ones the last few years.
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We're mostly traditional, but I did do something different last year. We have a 7' tree in our living room. I have three different ways I can decorate it.
1. White lights, acrylic & glass ornaments, angel topper
2. White lights, Hallmark ornaments, Santa hat topper
3. White lights, Dixie Stampede cowboy boot mugs, red cowboy hat topper
I did #3 last year, so I plan to do #1 this year.
We have a small tree for our "misc." tree in the den in the basement. It has vacation ornaments, ornaments from friends & exchanges, some have DD's Christmas pictures in them, & a few are wooden ornaments that my mom painted many years ago. She didn't want them, so I took them!
DD have a 6' tree in her room. It is white & pre-lit with white lights. It has all of her Hallmark ornaments from her Grammy & Mamaw, & ornaments that she's made over the years. I let her decorate & undecorate it as much as she wants!
I like the way the trendy trees look, but I'm too sentimental about Christmas to do trendy myself. I do the Dixie Stampede tree because DH & I have celebrated our wedding anniversary there almost every year, so it's a personal "tradition" for us.
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I use C7 multi-colored twinkle bulbs as the base of lights then I throw on some bubble lights too. I have ornaments from when I was a kid and ones that I've accumulated along the way. The first year I had my own tree it was mainly colored balls as the ornaments but now I use them less and less as the amount of special ornaments grows.
Looking forward to Christmas a little early this year.
I'm a traditionalist too, as most of you seem to be, when it comes to my tree decorating. No theme, just lots of ornaments collected over the years, each one a special memory. I bought a new artificial tree 2 years ago that was prelit with with the newer LED lights (multicolor). It's very nice, but we missed the softer glow of the more traditional twinkle lights. So I found a couple strings of the older 60s era mini lights (shaped like little flower blossoms) that have a slow random twinkle pattern, and I string those on the tree too.
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