A Charlie Brown Christmas
We're traveling this holiday, to see my parents' new house in Texas. Thus, our decision to get a tiny Christmas tree, more for decorative purposes than anything else. Also, because we will open our immediate family presents before we leave for Texas, and it's sort of nice to do that at least near a tree and a fire.
Got the smallest tree available at Home Depot, and laughed the whole way home about how very "Charlie Brown" our tree was. Except, really, it's not...it's not sad or droopy or unloved, it's just really really really small compared to our previous trees. I will say this for small trees...they are *damn* easy to carry home and install. Not to mention decorate. I think I used one string of lights and two star garlands (in addition to the lighter annual ornaments).
Basically it's just awfully darn cute and looks terribly sweet against the living room wall on a medium sized table. In a way, it feels more realistically Christmas, that is, the Christmases of the 19th century, where all trees were table top ones, and the presents you got were small enough to hang from the branches. We are shifting our traditional roast, Yorkshire and plum pudding dinner to a buffet style party, and I think this year's tree fits the Victorian theme quite well.
O kleine Tannenbaum...
by at December 11, 2005 9:44 PM