Cutting Down the @#$%^ Christmas Tree

Posted on December 14th, 2009

My family has survived a holiday tradition. We have cut down our Christmas tree.

Sure, it sounds like fun. A happy family skips through the tree farm and finds the perfect tree. Dad cuts it down easily, without using any swear words at all. The kids watch him while sitting on logs and drinking hot chocolate. And Mom? Well, she

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4 Responses to “Cutting Down the @#$%^ Christmas Tree”

  1. pixielation Says:

    I have never cut down my own tree. We buy them ready cut in England.

    This year, as we are in Australia, we have the pleasure of the fake tinsel tree I grew up with. If it wasn’t the tree from my childhood, I’d probably lambast it for being so lame. But it’s not. It’s like a cartoon tree.

  2. Laurie Says:

    Seriously? Nobody cuts their own trees? You miss the joy and rapture of being hit in the head with a rusty old saw. I can’t understand why the English would want to miss that.

    Ooh, I love tinsel trees. I searched for one forever and my husband finally found a four footer that I put in the living room every year. Have a great holiday! Aren’t you supposed to be visiting family and enjoying some lovely summer weather?

  3. oinkteller Says:

    This year, my 4 year old son and I went to cut the tree ourselves. We live in Vermont. It was cold. And wet. And it took forever. Our saw also got stuck when Small asked to “help” and stopped sawing to let him do so. But once we got it home and the rest of the family helped trim it…well, it was all worth it. Merry Christmas!

  4. Laurie Says:

    And Merry Christmas to you too!

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