Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Tree 'Present'

our Christmas tree 2010
The tree went up and was decorated last weekend.  I've been loving the smell of the evergreen all week long and watching the lights sparkle in the evening light.

Unpacking the Christmas ornaments is like unwrapping presents - literally.  I store them in gift boxes now, wrapped in tissue paper.  So decorating the tree calls for opening the presents I've stashed away the previous year...  and once the tree is decorated, the festive boxes nestle under the branches. No shopping required!

I love the idea of a Christmas tree, cut to bring into the house and decorated with lights and signs of plenty, protection against the darkening days. The pagan tradition seems to work, because once the offering is made, the days soon become longer.

o Tannenbaum!

Would Charlie Brown's Christmas have been special without the quest for the perfect tree?

And more particularly, would the Christmas Special have been the same without the Vince Guaraldi Trio soundtrack?

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