This is a heartwarming story about two Christmas trees. Okay. Fine. It’s not very heartwarming. In fact, I’m pretty sure that my Aunt Gail will send me some hate mail for this one. But, I can’t resist. I’ve never enjoyed putting up a Christmas tree because I obsess about taking it down so much that I can’t enjoy it. I know I have issues, no need to point that out. I blogged about it last year.
Here’s a picture of our tree from last year. Notice how tall it is, how festive the decorations are and how it really inspires one to think about Christmas …
Here’s a close up…
And, even closer…
Last year there was a star on top. There were long, noble branches with lights.
Shortly after taking down the tree last year, we gave it to Angee and her family. Instantly, I felt better and there was a song in my heart. Nathan, on the other hand, loves the spirit of Christmas and I knew he needed a tree.
A few weeks ago, we were talking and it came to light that I had never watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. I don’t know why. I just wasn’t a kid who was interested in animation and I think I spent most of my free time listening to old country 8-track tapes — but the point is, I had never seen it. Nathan found this information alarming and we sat together and watched it that night before going to bed. It has changed my Christmas tree anxiety forever.
If you are one of the three people on earth who hasn’t seen the film — here is a link on Hulu.
And, here is our Christmas Tree this year. I think it has such potential.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from someone who has no anxiety about taking down her Christmas tree this year.
I’ve also updated the STUFF page and the OKIEMUSE page too!