Shannon Stacey

Thinking merry, dammit

I’ve had enough of the internet for a couple days, I think. Tis the freakin’ season to be freakin’ jolly, dammit!

So, in the spirit of ho-ho-ho-ing, I’m going to share a few favorite ornaments from my tree with y’all. I adore my tree, and every single ornament on it is there because it means something. And I just realized I don’t have a picture of the entire tree loaded yet. Maybe another day. But for now, my favorite funky ornaments:

Yellow as Darth Vader. Star Wars & chocolate…dude, it don’t get better than that.

Our personal philosophy is that every tree should have a frog driving a train. Actually, trains are a big deal in our house and many of our decorations revolve around them. The husband models brass HO scale B&M and the boys share his passion. I live with their passion to the point I even got married in my beautiful “King & I” dress in a refurbished freight house.

I’ve had this one longer than I’ve had my kids. His balloons say “YA-HOO!” and “IT’S CHRISTMAS!”.

The Dunkin Donuts munchkin box. :coffee:

And here we have a Rudolph constructed years ago by the tall kid from popsicle sticks. And peeking through it is Lego Spiderman. Spiderman’s having a lot of fun this year, hiding in the tree, moving constantly. Occasionally whoever hid him will forget where and I have to give the tree a little shake until he falls out the bottom. (One good reason to be thankful for the artificial tree this year. The short kid’s already caused his share of tree-shaking.)

And the husband and I will occasionally put forth the obligatory “stop messing with the tree”, but I’m already looking forward to the day my boys and their families come for Christmas and somebody says “remember the year Spiderman kept running around the tree, hiding, and the whole month before Christmas we played Tree Hide-and-Seek with him?” and we’ll laugh.

And now that I’m feeling festive again, I’m going to go blast my Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas CD and swing my way through some kitchen cleaning.

4 comments to “Thinking merry, dammit”

  1. Shannon
      · November 30th, 2007 at 2:35 pm · Link

    OMG, Mel, tell me you\’ve at least heard \”Santa Drives a Hot Rod\”!

    I :heart: that song. I could see it being you and hubby\’s favorite Christmas song, too. :rofl:

  2. Melani Blazer
      · November 30th, 2007 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Ooooh Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas CD? Must do some shopping!

    I love the tree with all the sentimental ornaments–it’s much like my own, when I can get it all up. I think the trees with all the personal touches are so much better than fancy themed trees. They’re pretty, but having Spiderman play hide and seek is much more memorable.

  3. Ann
      · November 30th, 2007 at 10:05 pm · Link

    I put my ornament up on my Christmas ficus (my apartment isn’t big enough for two trees and the ficus has to come in). That’s a cool idea, I’ll have to take pictures of my tree. :nod:

  4. Charlene
      · November 30th, 2007 at 11:40 pm · Link

    Tree’s not up yet, but Christmas music is in the CD player and twinkle lights are in the window. And it’s supposed to snow! I love my Cat in the Hat ornaments. I have some I hand-painted, too. It’s nice to have all those personal ornaments come out every year.

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