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    Christmas tree!

    It's that time of year...

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    Who else has their tree up?

    Edit: Weird. It has rotated the image!

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    I have to say against my wishes our tree went up on Sunday and we have an illuminated raindeer above our front door; Bah humbug.

    Edit: Weird. It has rotated the image!
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    Wow HAWK, your tree is glued to the wall - how original

    As we use living trees, the tree doesn't come up until after the 20th.
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    I love the look and smell of a real tree in the home.

    - But - whereas I've always had cats that liked to knock off the lower ornaments (a bit of a pain, and kind of ruins the "balance" by having only non-breakables on the bottom) the ones I have now (lol or am I their human?) like to climb in it until the whole thing comes crashing down - a BIG pain.

    Since there are no children here and little to no holiday visitors other decorations including a small inside-lit ceramic tree in a cat-inaccessible place are good enough. I'm mostly interested in holiday food, and some seasonal music, and not the decorations now anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    I love the look and smell of a real tree in the home.

    - But - whereas I've always had cats that liked to knock off the lower ornaments (a bit of a pain, and kind of ruins the "balance" by having only non-breakables on the bottom) the ones I have now (lol or am I their human?) like to climb in it until the whole thing comes crashing down - a BIG pain.
    We had cats, and the cats loved the real Christmas tree!.. and we enjoyed watching them gleefully climb in it. After they tipped the tree over a time or two, I screwed a hook into the ceiling over the tree and tied a strong string between the hook and the top of the tree. We all enjoyed our trees!

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    Ours will probably go up at the weekend, we try to keep our cat away from ours
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    I'll be taking my spare one into work today to decorate the office, but certainly not time to put one up at home yet!

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    This sunday it should go up. Not a real one though, and not very big either. But we do put up a lot of lights . Inside, it's a waste to put them outside where we can't see them

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    Running Bear has just been out to order ours. We always have a real tree, so it doesn't go up until nearer Christmas. (And we don't have cats, so no problem there.) We both love the smell of a real tree - it wouldn't smell like Christmas without one. We don't bother much with other decorations - just a few things my family have given us over the years. Like @Mittineague , we're more interested in the food.
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    We put ours up last weekend. That's kind of become our unofficial family tradition - instead of going out and fighting the crowds on Black Friday, we put up all our Christmas decorations, and start listening to Christmas music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBear View Post
    we're more interested in the food.
    Me too, but I only eat it. I leave the preparation to others

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    We have an artificial tree as the last two real ones we had the needles had fallen off after a couple of days!

    I used to buy our tree on the way home from Christmas dinner at work. One year I picked out the tree ( I had quite a bit to drink ) and my wife drove the car home with me sitting behind her. The tree was sticking out the boot and passenger window and when we put it up the top was bent over on the ceiling!

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    Nice! thinking of getting one. first one in over a couple of decades i think. Would love to get a real one & they smell awesome. but don't want to deal w/watering & needles.
    Ronpat love you cat proof tree. I'll see how mine handle the tree first (if i get one. right now decorating my cubicle)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubble View Post
    We have an artificial tree as the last two real ones we had the needles had fallen off after a couple of days!

    I used to buy our tree on the way home from Christmas dinner at work. One year I picked out the tree ( I had quite a bit to drink ) and my wife drove the car home with me sitting behind her. The tree was sticking out the boot and passenger window and when we put it up the top was bent over on the ceiling!
    My dad quite often buys a tree that is too tall for the ceiling (they put it in the bay window where the ceiling is a few inches lower than the rest of the room) ... quite deliberately! Because the trees often taper so much at the top, he would rather get a 7' tree and cut the top 18 inches off leaving a nice big full-bodied tree that looks in better proportion than if you had started with a tree that size.

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    We put ours up last weekend. The cats haven't done much other than drink all the water every day.
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    I just got done moving and totally need to get a tree now for the new pad. We don't have kids but our cats love it!

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    Nice!
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    Here's one for the Sitepoint Bookstore:

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Betong View Post
    Here's one for the Sitepoint Bookstore:

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    Did you make that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido2004 View Post

    Did you make that?
    No, sorry to disappoint you.

    I did think it was ideal for the Sitepoint Bookstore.

    I do not have a tree yet, it is on my Christmas Shopping List

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    I was wondering the same thing when I didn't see a mess of the typical white-blue-orange spines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Betong View Post
    Here's one for the Sitepoint Bookstore:

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    Genius

    My only quibble is ... why would anyone's bookcase have so few books on it? Mine has every shelf full, plus books lying horizontally on top of other books wherever there's headroom on the shelf, plus all thebooks that don't fit on the shelves at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie D View Post
    Genius

    My only quibble is ... why would anyone's bookcase have so few books on it? Mine has every shelf full, plus books lying horizontally on top of other books wherever there's headroom on the shelf, plus all thebooks that don't fit on the shelves at all...
    +1 - except in my case, it's "mine have" (in the plural).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBear View Post
    ...except in my case, it's "mine have" (in the plural).
    I think not. My impression was that there is only ONE bookcase; which contains many shelves.

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