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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...
Im just wondering how many of us stick with a certain theme on our trees? (i.e. character themes, or color schemes) Do you do the same theme every year or switch it up? Or are you the put some lights on, tinsel (garland) and ornaments and light it up and leave it kinda person?
Me, I collect ornanments of every shape and size. I also use lots of colored lights (the small ones) for the out side of the tree and I wind the white lights all the way up the trunk...it really does look nice. I use ornaments from when I was a child and I buy a new ornament for my children that celebrates something that happened that year that was important to them. Decorating my tree is a two day fiasco lol!!
Keeping Christmas IN my heart all year round!
Because I have so many trees (my husband thinks we have sprouted a forest), each tree has it's own identity of sorts. But I have conex filled with Christmas stuff. I buy an ornament from every state or country we visit. And if a special event happens in the family or with friends, I usually buy a Christmas ornament for that family. Usually with weddings, I buy a "our first Christmas" ornament for the newlyweds. It starts them off nicely. But I have a tree that can be eclectic, one with fans and masks on it, trains, cartoon characters, santa heds, pastels, bold reds/greens, one that is just irish ornaments and so on. So, I understand about your 2 day decorating. I even have a snowman tree that has a snowman for every month. Kind of like an advent tree. I tried doing the white lights in the center and it didn't have the look I was looking for. But I can never tell if I'm going to do colored lights or the clear until the very end. I don't use tinsel anymore because of the pets, but I do put up my train around the base of the tree. and if I want Christmas music coming from the tree, I put a portable stereo under the tree close to the back so no one sees it.
Me and my wife have a different color theme every year. We put a lot of colored lights on it but we use a different color garland every year and then she buys more things to go on the tree that match the garland that year.