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(TreeHugger)   Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for the springtails, bark lice, mites, moths, and spiders that were hibernating in the Christmas tree we chopped down and brought into our warm living room   (treehugger.com ) divider line 18
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2012-12-20 09:33:22 AM  
5 votes:
"In standard two by two cover formation"
 
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2012-12-20 11:53:36 AM  
4 votes:
Where's Eddy, he usually eats these goddamn things.
2012-12-20 01:14:46 PM  
3 votes:
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"Oh tannenbaum, oh tannenbaum..."
2012-12-20 11:58:35 AM  
3 votes:
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2012-12-20 11:57:03 AM  
3 votes:
Now my wife won't think I'm insane for not wanting a tree this year. Before anyone says anything, I didn't want a tree because we have a two month old kitten.

Last year we bought a fake tree and my wife complained that I put my Commander Riker action figure on the top of the tree. So I replaced him with the Captain Picard action figure. She still complained. I explained to her that traditionally, Riker is at the top of the tree, she didn't care. biatch.
2012-12-20 11:49:43 AM  
3 votes:
Luckily for this writer, our family started a tradition several years ago that makes the question moot. We painted a canvas with a tree. Now, every year at Christmas each visitor to our home paints an ornament on the tree.
 
Urge to kill rising...
2012-12-20 12:52:51 PM  
2 votes:
This is why I thoroughly douse the tree in urine before bringing it into the house...
2012-12-20 12:44:38 PM  
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The year we had an ice storm and my wife slid the van into a bollard at a gas station was the best.

You know you can just go buy one for like $30


That's just the down-payment on the wife. The out-year expenses are the killer.
2012-12-20 12:37:11 PM  
2 votes:

cgraves67: I know. My wife knows. But she will only be happy if we make an adventure out of it. Nothing is satisfying if it's easy with her.


I bet your sex life is interesting.
2012-12-20 09:35:29 AM  
2 votes:
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Who's laughing at me now, huh??!
2012-12-21 12:23:31 AM  
1 vote:
One time when I was 8, I woke up to eat breakfast one almost-Christmas morning. Made a bowl of cereal and sat down, looked around and noticed the walls were crawling. Closer examination revealed the house to be infested by thousands of praying mantis babies.

Most awesome Christmas ever. Was actually fun going around collecting them all up!
2012-12-20 01:26:32 PM  
1 vote:

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The spider that is three feet behind you is happy you made it out alive with her babies in your ears.
2012-12-20 12:50:49 PM  
1 vote:
We run a live tree, usually Colorado Spruce. Get 4-5 years out of each one before it outgrows the pot and/or someone forgets to water it during the summer. There are always a couple of garden spiders that are discovered during the trimming festivities, and have to be repatriated outdoors.

Part of the fun as far as I'm concerned... our ancestors started this evergreen-worship fetish out of reverence for the renewal of life, right? What could be more lively than an attractive tree with an invisible mite-and-spider ecosystem humming along unseen amongst the branches?

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2012-12-20 12:34:26 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: cgraves67: Hmmm. If I share this article with my wife, then we won't have to go traipsing out in mid-December to cut down a Christmas tree ever again. Every year it's either raining or snowing the day we go to get a tree. The year we had an ice storm and my wife slid the van into a bollard at a gas station was the best.

You know you can just go buy one for like $30


I know. My wife knows. But she will only be happy if we make an adventure out of it. Nothing is satisfying if it's easy with her.
2012-12-20 12:34:16 PM  
1 vote:
I always make sure that I buy a fresh christmas from a farm that uses tankers of pesticides on their fields
2012-12-20 12:30:15 PM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: Hmmm. If I share this article with my wife, then we won't have to go traipsing out in mid-December to cut down a Christmas tree ever again. Every year it's either raining or snowing the day we go to get a tree. The year we had an ice storm and my wife slid the van into a bollard at a gas station was the best.


You know you can just go buy one for like $30
2012-12-20 12:15:14 PM  
1 vote:
Springtails and bark mites and moths oh my.
2012-12-20 11:51:41 AM  
1 vote:
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