The day our Christmas tree died was the first day of 2009. Not because we don’t like Christmas; we do. Normally it would stay up through the end of January (or longer). But the thing is, we got our Christmas tree November 1st as it was the only weekend we had free for the following two months. So needless to say, she was quite brittle (I have the scares to prove it). And being the geniuses we are, we used a Christmas tree body bag to carry the beast outside. Save that next year, I’ll start the tree off in the bag (placing it at the bottom); putting the bag over the tree, as instructed, only produced a great piling of needles on the carpet…the very thing I was trying to avoid. Anyways, our music sanctuary in our green room has returned.

What were your adventures in getting (or parting with) your Christmas tree this year?Β  ch:


Shane Deal · 1 Jan ’09 at 3:25 pm

We cheated and bought an artificial tree this year, however, it took a trip to two different towns to get it. πŸ˜€ So it was still an adventure. The real trees are usually green, this one is white.

We’ll probably take it down somewhere around July. (That’s when we traditionally take down the tree, no sooner then February at the absolute earliest.)


Rebekah Berthet · 2 Jan ’09 at 11:20 pm

Haha, well we also cheated and bought an artificial tree this year *cough* when I say we I mean Joel *cough*. Anyways, we took it down yesterday, and by that I mean, I took off of the ornaments and carried it up in tact to the attic. There it will stay until next year lights and all. πŸ™‚

Famille Lachance/Sureau · 3 Jan ’09 at 12:06 pm

Ah Noel!
We always get our tree Thanksgiving weekend and this year they didn’t have many ready to sell yet so they let us pick one out from the backyard and they cut it on the spot so it’s still perfect! I think it’s the nicest tree we’ve ever had…really fat and perfect shape. Pascal would keep it until Easter if he had his druthers but I’m pretty much ready to reclaim the living room by mid January, just after celebrating Epiphany with our delicious Galette des Rois. You’ll have to share it with us one day.
I love the “body bag” from the bottom idea because we have also had needle invasion which is very hard to pick out of berber carpet! Maybe next year.

Christopher Hopper · 3 Jan ’09 at 10:04 pm

Shane: I love the white tree! Different! And July? Man, no you are hard core!

Rebekah: Umm *cough* I’ll have to have a chat *cough* with your husband. πŸ˜‰ But I suppose the nice thing is that I can get pulled back down again and ready for use in less than ten minutes! Ahhh…the beauty of American ingenuity…

Sureaus: Glad I could help with the bottom-up body bag. πŸ˜‰ And from the backyard? Probably a limited amount of times you can do that, eh? ch:

mooney · 5 Jan ’09 at 4:36 pm

The Mooney clan all pitched in on picking the real tree (all plastics are but a shadow of the real-deal). It is still up and will be until Beth gives the approval for removal. I tried the “body bag” don’t waste your money next year. Even with the bottom-up approach, they just rip on the wider branches and you are still left vacuuming the mess; plus it’s nice that your house will smell of pine anytime you vacuum for the next few months in that room.

Oh, our tree fell over a few weeks ago, so it is maimed, but holding steady.

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