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Happy Holiday Wishes

I hope all my flisties enjoyed their Christmas, or whatever holiday they celebrate, or just their December 25th. :)  I was so busy for the last 2 days, I didn't get the chance to extend my good wishes before the big day.

In any case, here's a picture of my insane Christmas tree for all to marvel at.  Its 7' of lights and ornaments.  Its the bane of my existence.

I'm trying to get a good picture of one of my cats in the reindeer antler hat that I bought, but so far they just give me death glares when I force it upon their little furred heads.  And my cat Winter has a terrible cold, so he's a cranky little white fuzzball at the moment.


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Dec. 27th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And it was a very nice day. All went smoothly.
Dec. 26th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
oh my world THAT'S THE GREATEST TREE I HAVE EVER SEEN *loves, wants it*
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
You want it? Take my tree...Please! If it wasn't for family tradition, I'd have a 2' fiber optic.
Dec. 26th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful tree! :)

And I like that letter to Santa! ;)
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
I love that letter too! And thank you.
Dec. 26th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a great Christmas and I love your tree!
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and Christmas was good. Hope yours was too.
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Dec. 27th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And its been a bit hectic this year. I haven't seemed to have had the time I need to do anything *sighs*
Dec. 26th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
Beautiful decorating job. I thought I had it bad with all our family ornaments but it looks like you've got hundreds! And that's a great Santa on top. Alas, our star is leaning distinctly to starboard.
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The amount of ornaments on this tree is just nuts. And the Santa on top used to have a lit lantern in his hand, but thats long since stopped working. But we still like him.
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Beautiful tree...My mom got a 14 foot tree one year. Cathedral ceilings at her condo. Yeah....it was Ginormous.
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
14'? How the heck do you decorate that? I think 7' is way too much.
Dec. 28th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Well, remember I'm 6'8". So I have about half of that covered with my reach. The rest was covered by a step ladder and, since the tree was right next to the stair, we went up the stairs to get the rest.
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Your Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful. Ooh! Lots of presents. :)
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the presents. Another place my family goes overboard. And thanks!
Dec. 27th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Wow! That's an impressive tree. It looks like it took forever to decorate...I hope you had a good holiday. :-) I was wondering where you disappeared to, but I figured you were just busy with holiday stuff.
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Honestly, we've stopped trying to do it in one day, or one weekend, and we usually decorate it over a week. A bit each day. Otherwise its just too overwhelming. And yeah, holiday stuff has kept me mucho busy.
Dec. 27th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
You have a gorgeous Christmas tree! Happy Holidays to you and your family! *hugs*
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And same to you and yours!
Dec. 27th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
That's a lovely Christmas tree! So pretty! *ogles*

I hope you had a good day! Happy holidays!
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It was a very good day (dinner came out great). But I'm always relieved when its over.
Dec. 27th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
What an absolutely gorgeous display. Insane, but gorgeous nonetheless. ;) I take my hats off to you!

Hope you've had a Merry Christmas, and that the furball will get better soon. *hugs*

Dec. 27th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Insane is definitely the right word. I wouldn't even know how to photograph the rest of the house, and the Christmas decorations which are EVERYWHERE!

The furball is off to the vet in about 15 minutes.

Edited at 2008-12-28 07:43 pm (UTC)
Dec. 27th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
oh wow, what an amazing tree!! and *snort* about the death glares your cats give you when you try to put the reindeer antler hat on them. I hope the little furball gets better soon though
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, my cats don't care much for being dressed. But I will prevail!
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
That's one kick-ass tree! Hee, and the cats-thing sounds hilarious. I'm secretly hoping you succeed. ^-^ Merry X'mas, and happy holidays!
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And they look so cute in the hat, but the expression on their little kitty faces...if looks could kill! Hope you're having a great holiday!
Dec. 27th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! What a beautiful tree! I'm glad you had a great Christmas. I did too! :)

I've also been trying to get a picture of Chip in his Santa outfit, but he too gives me the death glare. :\
Dec. 27th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yay! for good Christmases!!!

Hey, what is it with animals not wanting to be dressed up and humiliated? ;)
Dec. 28th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
Wow, your tree is beautiful! And amazing! I'm so happy to see another person who decorates a tree like I do, with every inch covered in ornaments. My family thinks I'm insane, but I'm relentless. I don't stop until every possible space is filled. We start out doing it together, but everyone else gives up long before I'm finished. :)

Most of my ornaments are German blown glass, I like anything sparkly. After I get all the regular ornaments on, I fill the tiniest spaces with about 50 tiny ones I have. Finally, I add the clip-on birds, they go on top of the branches. It's a ton of work, but sitting in front of it, with the room lit only by the glow of the tree and a few candles, with Christmas carols playing, makes it all worthwhile.

Someone gave my dog some reindeer antlers, too, but every time we put them on her, she drags her head on the rug until she manages to get them off again. LOL!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Val! *hugs*
Dec. 28th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
My family is definitely a tradition as well. Its been this way since I was a baby, and despite all my gripping, its probably going to be this way until I'm ready to kick the bucket.

We have loads of glass, and a little animals all over the tree. My family is big on Coca-Cola polar bears. I even have a Joe Montana ornament on the tree. My favorite is my glass Bumble (from the Rudolph cartoon). I adore the Bumble.

Still working on the antler picture. I'm sure I will prevail!!
Dec. 28th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
That's a gorgeous tree! So pretty! :D

I hope you had a great Christmas and your holidays are going well! :)
Dec. 28th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And Christmas was very nice. May we all have a happy new year!!
Dec. 29th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
That's a beautiful tree! You've done an amazing job with it. I hope your holidays are as awesome as your tree! (And I hope Winter is feeling better)
Dec. 29th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! And Winter seems to be a bit better, though still congested.
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