Tuesday, December 05, 2006

O Tannenbaum...

I'm considering actually putting up a Christmas tree this year. One of the little "Charlie Brown" trees the Christmas tree lot sells for about $6. I haven't put one up in several years, for various reasons, including the very valid one that I've had young cats in the house who I assumed would make it their life's purpose to destroy it. I have kittens this year, too, but for some reason I'm tempted to try it. No tinsel or fragile ornaments...just a little pine tree with some lights. I miss that fresh evergreen smell. I LOVE that smell. That smell IS Christmas to me. I like to remind my mother on a regular basis that she ruined Christmas for me forever when she switched to an artificial tree. She tried appeasing me by spraying that fake Christmas tree-smelling stuff on it. I was not appeased, and would not pretend to be. (Yeah, I'm evil. Hee.) So, if I get a tree, what are the odds it will stay intact until Christmas? Yeah, slim to none. Still, I feel compelled. If they destroy it, I'm only out $6, right? And if they eat the needles, pierce their intestinal tract and require emergency surgery, what's a thousand bucks or so, right? It's Christmas!

8 comments:

guinness girl said...

Dude! You MUST get a tree! OBviously you want one. :)

stefanie said...

Do you know Urban Outfitters or some similarly overpriced hipster mecca actually sells a Charlie Brown Christmas tree? One tiny, sad, bent evergreen branch with a single red bulb hanging from the droopy top. Of course, they charge like $60 for it instead of $6. Go with your plan instead.

Greg said...

My wife and I got a Charlie Brown Christmas tree this year, and it's on the kitchen table. I like it much better than the big tree. It's fake, though. And if the cats chew on it, THEY'LL be the one hurting when the plastic needles have to come out the other end...

lizgwiz said...

Okay, it's decided. We're gettin' a tree!

3carnations said...

We have an artificial tree now, but get our Christmas tree smell by getting a wreath and hanging it on the inside of the door.

As far as cats go...I never had a problem with our cats trying to eat the tree when we had a real one.

lizgwiz said...

3C: I have a couple of cats who just love to chew on plants. They puke them right back up immediately, of course, but do they ever learn? They're the ones I'm worried about. ;)

Jasclo said...

Oh they'll chew on it. And climb it. And break your ornaments.

But it's not Christmas if you're not yelling at the cat to get the f*** out of the tree!

lizgwiz said...

Jasclo: I guess you're right--they need to have their Christmas fun, too. Hee.