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It's Beginnining To Look Like Christmas

Post  John on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:22 pm

This could be a place to show off your Christmas decorations, trees, presents, goofy family photos, local Main Street photos, etc.

I put up the lights earlier this week. There are no candy canes or snow men.
Guess you could call my holiday theme, nautical New England "minimal".

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Post  Brandon on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:34 pm

Nice job, John. After seeing the Danny Devito film, Deck The Halls, I've also toned down my Christmas decorations. Devito took LIGHTS to the extreme and made the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center look quite grim.

This year they're going high tech with LED lights at Rockefeller Center.
It's a real beauty as always.

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Post  TotalChrome on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:44 pm

I'm also a minimalist when it comes to holiday decorations. Since I've become a headshaver, I'm even more of a minimalist. Just a wreath on the front door and some garland.


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Post  Brandon on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:53 pm

I wouldn't call that minimal? Looks more like bare-bones to me. The falling snow adds a nice
effect to this thread.

Here's what I meant by extreme decorating. Very Happy

There GLOWS the neighborhood.
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Post  MightyA on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:26 pm

The trees on Wilshire Blvd. are decked out in a minimal of holiday glitz.
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Post  Rodger on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:41 pm

I never knew that Palm trees could be decorated for Christmas. It makes sense that the bark gets the lights.
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Post  Marco on Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:44 pm

My downtown decked out for the holidays.
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Post  Luke on Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:27 pm

For all the Cactus lovers out there.......

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Post  Soapbuddy on Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:57 pm

We got a sprinkling of snow at the top of the mountians this morning.
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Post  Rodger on Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:33 pm

Soapbuddy wrote:We got a sprinkling of snow at the top of the mountians this morning.
For real? I never knew the temps got anywhere near freezing over there. I do recall from HS Earth Science that temps go down with increasing altitude. I just didn't know those mts where that high. It's a pretty site. Looks like a dusting of sugar. That should get you in the holiday mood.

Our first snow was yesterday. An inch that melted very quickly. Personally, I do not look forward to significant snow. I don't mind the shoveling. It's the traveling on ice that I don't like. With significant snow comes significant slush, that freezes into significant ice come sunset. And then there's black ice in the morning. Mad
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Post  Soapbuddy on Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:33 pm

Rodger wrote:
Soapbuddy wrote:We got a sprinkling of snow at the top of the mountians this morning.
For real? I never knew the temps got anywhere near freezing over there. I do recall from HS Earth Science that temps go down with increasing altitude. I just didn't know those mts where that high. It's a pretty site. Looks like a dusting of sugar. That should get you in the holiday mood.
Yes, for real. There is a contest every year on who will guess the day that the tops of the mountains will get snow. You win a year pass for the tram that will take you up there.
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Post  Brandon on Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:14 pm

I agree with Rodger. Snow capped mountains are nice to look at.

But ice covered roads are NOT.
Count yourself blessed that you don't have to travel in such treacherous weather.
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Post  Soapbuddy on Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Brrrr! Too cold for me!
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Post  John on Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:50 pm

Wishing you a warm & sunny X-mas.

Next to your fireplace and lighted tree, of course.
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This is a long forgotten verse to Irving Berlin's song, White Christmas.

The sun is shining, the grass is green,
The orange and palm trees sway.

There's never been such a day
in Beverly Hills, L.A.
But it's December the twenty-fourth,—
And I am longing to be up North


I'm dreaming of a White Christmas,
just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white.

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your christmases be white


Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song. One story is that he wrote it in 1940, poolside at the Biltmore hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, "Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I've ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody's ever written!"
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Post  Sanderson on Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:41 pm

When temps highs are in the 40's in Vegas and Tampa you know the entire country is in the deep freeze. Brrrrrrrrrrr.
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Post  Geodome on Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:13 pm

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Y'all need to experince a Cajun Christmas at least once in your lifetime.


Come to the bajou. You won't regret it. Cool
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Post  Vincenzo on Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:45 pm

A white Christmas came two late.

This is what my front driveway looked like yesterday, after some hard-core shoveling.
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Post  Soapbuddy on Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:28 pm

Wow! That's a lot of snow. Looks pretty, but I wouldn't want to shovel it.
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Post  Austin on Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:41 pm

Soapbuddy wrote:Wow! That's a lot of snow. Looks pretty, but I wouldn't want to shovel it.
I'll second that. Lived most of my early childhood in the midwest. My dad was a real cheapo and refused to buy a snow blower or even an electric shovel. My brothers and sisters broke our backs each winter shoveling dad's truck out of the driveway. The pain still persists, even so many years after.
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