Drumroll, please … (MON/TUES OPEN THREAD)

Posted by: ST on December 3, 2007 at 11:31 pm

And I’m talking about the kind of drumroll Clark Griswold got from his family when he tried to light up his house for Christmas the first time around, because I’m just as big a Christmas geek as he is :D

In case you’ve never seen the movie Christmas Vacation, here’s the scene I’m talking about:

Isn’t it funny how even when you consolidate Christmas decorations every year, and feel like you’ve accomplished something, you take them all out the next year and realize upon closer inspection that you didn’t really consolidate much after all – and furthermore just added to it a few days ago when you went out and bought extra decorations that were on sale at a too-good-to-be-true price?

Sigh …

Saturday I spent the day shopping for gifts and ended up buying more decorations. Sunday was “organizing” day as I sifted through what I had just bought and what I already had in yet another attempt to – surprise! – consolidate decorations. Didn’t have much success on that front. Tonight, I was all revved up to finally decorate the tree and finish up the downstairs decorating, but what did I forget? The lights. Out of all the new decorations I got this past week, I left off what you’re supposed to put on the tree first. So me and my bum-ified self shoved on a thick fleece jacket and drove up to Rite Aid to get me a strand of color lights and a Sprite.

Didn’t take but about 45 seconds to get the lights on the tree :)

Without further ado, here is the official Christmas tree de la casa de ST, just moments after the tree lighting ceremony:

Yeah, I know it’s not a huge tree, but it’s perfect for my little home. It’s a 3ft. tree, which I purchased about a week ago. I gave the 4ft. pre-lit away, as I wanted a tree that looked a little fuller, and that was also easier to decorate. Pictured in the background right next to the left side of the tree is my Santa hat, which is there purely for decoration, as I won’t be hosting Christmas this year (I hosted TGiving). To the right, on the door, is a permanent hot pink sticky note to remind me to turn off my alarm every morning :D . In that little mirror behind the tree is a reflection of the Santa Claus Christmas card holder, which is hanging on my downstairs bathroom door.

Finally, at long last, all the decorating is done.

Now, if I could just finish up the gift shopping …

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6 Responses to “Drumroll, please … (MON/TUES OPEN THREAD)”


  1. Ryan says:

    Casa de ST.. I’m crackin’ up :)

  2. forest hunter says:

    Two things about this amazing performance by a 7 year old boy. One was his phenomenal singing ability and the other is the Hussein Obama- like unrest in the background.

  3. Lorica says:

    And what are you buying your Vice President for Christmas this year?? – Lorica

  4. Tango says:

    There’s a lot to be said for three foot trees, with decorative small, snow laden villages underneath (including a tiny skating pond (think ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’). Teeny tiny fibre optic lights wink on and off in harmony. And traditional Christmas music playing softly on the BOSE. Merry Christmas, mistress! b-)

  5. CZ says:

    After cutting down a fresh tree each year for over thirty years we finally broke down and bought a fake. Never thought that would happen. For the past few years our real trees were crooked, not very attractive and last year when one fell over with family heirloom ornaments breaking we said ENOUGH!

    Bought one for 40% off at Hobby Lobby. 9′ tall and a real beauty too. Problem was that the lights wired into it were not all operative. Taking it back for an exchange tomorrow.

    It has turned out to be more work than cutting a real one down. Yeah, this is my real Griswold Christmas allright. The work of decorating at Christmas is not easy no matter how hard I try.

    The Moose out front should have told me. :((

  6. Wry Mouth says:

    Merry Christmas, ST. And a happy “Fah Hoo Dooray” to boot.