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(CBC)   Too lazy to take down the Christmas tree? Let me introduce you to the new fad of the year-round holiday tree   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2022-01-17 8:36:09 PM  
No.
 
2022-01-17 9:04:01 PM  
Harmless fun for people who don't live paycheck to paycheck. It doesn't bother me.
 
2022-01-17 9:25:21 PM  
That isn't a new fad - people had year round trees like that when I was a kid
 
2022-01-17 10:17:05 PM  
Sure, do whatever you want. But it still makes me think you just either were too lazy to take the tree down, or you had so much money to burn that you felt the need to buy a full tree's worth of decorations for numerous holidays. Do what you want, but your choices annoy me.
 
2022-01-17 10:18:34 PM  

Grumpy Cat: Harmless fun for people who don't live paycheck to paycheck. It doesn't bother me.


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2022-01-17 10:20:41 PM  
I tell my wife "yes, dear" way too much, but this wouldn't fly even in my household.
 
2022-01-17 10:20:50 PM  
We leave it in the backyard, near a couple feeders, (without ornaments), and the little birds love it. They have a place to sit and chirp, with lots of spikes and not much headroom, so the crows, jays, orioles, doves, cardinals, grackles, can't boss them around.
 
2022-01-17 10:21:13 PM  
If it's a real tree it takes itself down one needle at a time.
 
2022-01-17 10:21:44 PM  
Jensen says she hopes she inspires others to find something festive and fun to do year-round to keep the joy of the holidays alive.

Drinking heavily?
 
2022-01-17 10:22:00 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: We leave it in the backyard, near a couple feeders, (without ornaments), and the little birds love it. They have a place to sit and chirp, with lots of spikes and not much headroom, so the crows, jays, orioles, doves, cardinals, grackles, can't boss them around.


Us too. We use indoor/outdoor lights and leave them on when the trees go outside after Jan 6. They add a nice touch to the lighting around the rink in the backyard

Birds love them and they look pretty
 
2022-01-17 10:22:02 PM  
years ago we lived in Franklin NJ USA. there was a house on Rt.23 who had penguin statues in their yard. the penguins were well dressed for every holiday and occasion. it was a local delight.
 
2022-01-17 10:23:33 PM  

Walker: Grumpy Cat: Harmless fun for people who don't live paycheck to paycheck. It doesn't bother me.

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2022-01-17 10:25:57 PM  
I'm too lazy to put one up in the first place, so I'm ahead of the fashion fad curve.
 
2022-01-17 10:26:00 PM  
Some lights and one little sparkle tree stay up year round. The big real tree stays up until it's bonfire fodder.
 
2022-01-17 10:27:12 PM  
I leave my Jack O-'Lanterns on the porch all year round, so why not this?
 
2022-01-17 10:31:18 PM  
I once left the tree up for a year and a half.

It was depression.
 
2022-01-17 10:31:23 PM  
Who says I want to redecorate it?

Leave it as is...the lights are hypnotic.

But I've got a fake white tree with LED lights that change color, so I may be biased.
 
2022-01-17 10:32:52 PM  

WhippingBoi: I leave my Jack O-'Lanterns on the porch all year round, so why not this?


...A few years later...
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2022-01-17 10:35:06 PM  
Why not? Buying a real tree every year is pretty wasteful, especially considering the number of people who do it.
 
2022-01-17 10:36:51 PM  
I drive past my old house now and then just to gawp at the Christmas tree I planted Jan 5th 1997
It's about 30ft tall now.
 
2022-01-17 10:38:14 PM  
I did this in the office with a Halloween Frankenstein. He had outfits for every month. This was back in the before times when we wore onions in our belts and gathered in a common space to work.
 
2022-01-17 10:44:29 PM  

Hagbardr: I once left the tree up for a year and a half.

It was depression.


How'd you know the tree was depressed?
 
2022-01-17 10:45:22 PM  
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2022-01-17 10:47:01 PM  
I know a few who do it. It's weird. They all are in their early 40's too.
As a kid, (I'm an old fogie)ours was up from Xmas eve to New Year's Day. And Santa (aka the parents and any kids over 12) decorated it on Xmas eve after the younger kids were asleep.
These days the tree is up the first week of December and down the first week of Jan.
 
2022-01-17 10:47:23 PM  

farkitallletitend: Hagbardr: I once left the tree up for a year and a half.

It was depression.

How'd you know the tree was depressed?


It had an orna-mental illness.
 
2022-01-17 10:51:56 PM  
My tree is still up. I don't care when or if it comes down. If it weren't for the wife and kid, I wouldn't bother with it at all, I'd just put a bunch of multicolor LEDs on the walls and keep them up year-round.
 
2022-01-17 10:53:39 PM  
I have one of those Charlie Brown trees.  It's great.  A friend gave it to me years ago and I haven't bought a Christmas tree since.
 
2022-01-17 10:56:42 PM  
So much "stop liking what I don't like" in this thread.
 
2022-01-17 10:59:25 PM  

farkitallletitend: Hagbardr: I once left the tree up for a year and a half.

It was depression.

How'd you know the tree was depressed?


It was a Blue Spruce?
 
2022-01-17 11:03:40 PM  
I'm too lazy to execute, but I've always liked the idea.

Why would anyone have a problem with or be bothered by such an innocuous thing? People suck.
 
2022-01-17 11:04:42 PM  

Farkin Charlie: I know a few who do it. It's weird. They all are in their early 40's too.
As a kid, (I'm an old fogie)ours was up from Xmas eve to New Year's Day. And Santa (aka the parents and any kids over 12) decorated it on Xmas eve after the younger kids were asleep.
These days the tree is up the first week of December and down the first week of Jan.


my grandparents did this for Mom and my uncles; i've never heard of it anywhere else before!  crazy amount of time to spend at the end of a crazy week, but Mom swears it was magical
 
2022-01-17 11:06:43 PM  
Christmas has won the war. It has conquered the whole year. You fools shouldn't have tried to stop the godless liberals, they were fighting for us all.
 
2022-01-17 11:07:29 PM  
We burned the last of our Christmas tree tonight. Failure to water for three weeks + chainsaw = patio fire pit.
 
2022-01-17 11:11:24 PM  
You know, for a group that champions conspicuous booze consumption, yinz sure are a surly, judgemental bunch when it comes to other things people do for fun. Remember fun?
 
2022-01-17 11:16:13 PM  

Algebrat: You know, for a group that champions conspicuous booze consumption, yinz sure are a surly, judgemental bunch when it comes to other things people do for fun. Remember fun?


This!  X 1000
 
2022-01-17 11:20:07 PM  

rogue49: Who says I want to redecorate it?

Leave it as is...the lights are hypnotic.

But I've got a fake white tree with LED lights that change color, so I may be biased.


... and high
 
2022-01-17 11:21:30 PM  

farkitallletitend: Hagbardr: I once left the tree up for a year and a half.

It was depression.

How'd you know the tree was depressed?


It was pining for the Fjords?
 
2022-01-17 11:27:06 PM  
We have two sets of tree decorations, one set for solstice season and another for the rest of the year. It goes with the decor.
 
2022-01-17 11:27:15 PM  
Mine is still up. I like the ambiance it adds to the room with the pretty lights. And there are still candy canes on it. The tree shall not cometh down until ye last candy cane is consumed. So, next weekend. Maybe I'll look for a faux plant and light it up for the rest of the year. I just like twinkle lights.
 
2022-01-17 11:27:35 PM  
Holiday Tree

Well there's your mistake, what about when it's not a holiday?

Call it a "decorative tree" or a "lounge tree" and you're good to go all year round.
 
2022-01-17 11:29:42 PM  
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one way to get rid of it...
 
2022-01-17 11:30:34 PM  

rainbowbutter: Farkin Charlie: I know a few who do it. It's weird. They all are in their early 40's too.
As a kid, (I'm an old fogie)ours was up from Xmas eve to New Year's Day. And Santa (aka the parents and any kids over 12) decorated it on Xmas eve after the younger kids were asleep.
These days the tree is up the first week of December and down the first week of Jan.

my grandparents did this for Mom and my uncles; i've never heard of it anywhere else before!  crazy amount of time to spend at the end of a crazy week, but Mom swears it was magical


It really was, from a kids point of view. But to stay up and decorate, put together stuff, and then have 6 kids yowling to get up a few hours later was just another way they showed their love...or insanity...probably both
 
2022-01-17 11:39:26 PM  
When everybody is special, nobody is.

When everything is special, nothing is.
 
2022-01-17 11:56:17 PM  
Didn't read the thread, (I will, promise), but:

EPIPHANY. The twelfth day of Christmas.

I learned how to spell this word in grade two, 1967? or so. Peaked too early, apparently, but whateves..

Anyway, ON the twelftH day of Xmas my true love gave to me.

Do the maths.

1X 12: Partidge in a pear tree:

[...]

12 Lords a leapoing
11  dances danicing
10 pipers piping
9 whateves
8
7
6
5 GOLDEN  RINGS
4 Four Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turlte Doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Now, do the sum. 364 presents.

This is some kind of prehistoric calendar.
 
2022-01-17 11:58:21 PM  
Christmas trees are deconstructed the day after Epiphany.
 
2022-01-17 11:58:55 PM  

cyberspacedout: Why not? Buying a real tree every year is pretty wasteful, especially considering the number of people who do it.


Depends on how one defines "wasteful."
 
2022-01-18 12:03:28 AM  

Algebrat: You know, for a group that champions conspicuous booze consumption, yinz sure are a surly, judgemental bunch when it comes to other things people do for fun. Remember fun?


This is Fark. You're morally obligated to support how I choose to live my life, but I get to shiat all over how you choose to live your life.
 
2022-01-18 12:04:20 AM  

patcarew: Now, do the sum. 364 presents.

This is some kind of prehistoric calendar.


184 of them are birds.
 
2022-01-18 12:06:18 AM  

patcarew: Didn't read the thread, (I will, promise), but:

EPIPHANY. The twelfth day of Christmas.

I learned how to spell this word in grade two, 1967? or so. Peaked too early, apparently, but whateves..

Anyway, ON the twelftH day of Xmas my true love gave to me.

Do the maths.

1X 12: Partidge in a pear tree:

[...]

12 Lords a leapoing
11  dances danicing
10 pipers piping
9 whateves
8
7
6
5 GOLDEN  RINGS
4 Four Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turlte Doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Now, do the sum. 364 presents.

This is some kind of prehistoric calendar.


Dude, it goes deeper. Who are the ancient ones that gave us these traditions? It's right there in the spelling of the number that you'd figured out in 2nd grade. twELFth.
 
2022-01-18 12:10:57 AM  
just leave a five-year-old with a lighter near the tree. tree will be gone as will half your neighbors.
 
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