Kugels are ornaments made in Germany in the early 1900s. The are heavy hand blown glass and have an elongated raspberry look to them. They are valued at a few hundred dollars each. I found two at a resale shop mixed in with a bunch of worthless ornaments for $3. Sweet. I joke that I have a $1,000 Christmas tree that I got for free by selling a string of antique lights on Ebay.
Yes - I always do. I bought a new black Christmas tree in the sales after Christmas last year. Am hoping it will look "cool" as the young man in the shop said when I bought it. Have decided on a red and black colour scheme this year. I always have a theme planned but never stick to it though as I have so many tree decorations which hold memories of family, holidays, events etc. Will probably end up with the usual mish-mash of decorations. I love seeing a Christmas tree with all the decorations and twinkling lights, especially at night time.
Absolutely! We put up the tree and decorate, picking a cooler weekend day at the end Nov/beginning Dec. We turn on an appropriate movie (Miracle on 34th St or similar) or listen to Christmas carols. We couldn't have Christmas in our home without our beautiful tree.
Yes it is saved in the loft, and will be put up 12 days before Christmas and taken down 12 days afterwards.
My wife loves to dress the tree and it has about 6 sets of electric lights.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Na! We haven't bothered having a tree, since our kids left home. We either go to 1 of my sisters of Christmas, our daughters in another state, or our 2nd son-in-law's parents place, who are of cause living in the same state as our daughter.
P.S. We only ever had fresh trees, & when 1 of them died, after Christmas, I'd shake off the needles, & put it under the house, then the following year, I would spray paint it black, so it would set off the 2 Christmas colours for that year, so not only are the decorations only 2 shades of colour, all the wrapping paper is as well. I had a list of the colours from 1980ish-2025!
Oops I should have said a real one, not a live one. We have used a live one in a pot once or twice, but I prefer to get a larger cut one (well larger than our pot plant one, it's still relatively small as xmas trees grow, about 6ft) delivered.
My wife and I were just talking about that yesterday. She suggested we don't bother having a tree this year, but I think it would sad to not have a tree up. It's always been an important holiday for both of us, but we don't really celebrate it anymore except having a tree. I don't know, we'll likely talk about more. It's still up in the air.