We need a laugh, so let's hear your funny Christmas or Christmas Tree stories.

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    Dec 14, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    Here are a few of mine...

    One Christmas, when I was about 11 or 12 years old, we had our Christmas tree sitting in the front room. At that time, it was just my mom and me, and as we were the quintessential San Fernando Valley apartment dwellers, mom would only allow us to have one of those hideous artificial trees. Throughout my entire childhood, we never had a REAL tree, with its wonderful smell and strong spiritual presence. However, we always spent Christmas Day at my Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Bill’s house in Sunland, which was rural horse country at the time, so it seemed a fitting place to spend a “country” Christmas. Their house was always very Norman Rockwell at Christmas time, and I loved it.
    Anyway, this particular year, I decided to climb the Christmas tree, our artificial one. I was not a very big kid, so I figured I could do it. I got about halfway up, and then… TIMMMBEEEERRRR! That tree came crashing down in a shower of shattering ornaments and shorting lights, with me in the middle of it. My friend Randy, who had told me not to do it, was laughing his ass off. I don’t remember if my mother knew about it or not, but we got the tree back up.
    A couple of years later, when I was 14, this same Christmas tree, as I was innocently sitting in the living room Christmas morning, opening my presents, decided to get revenge on me, and it attacked me, toppling over for no apparent reason RIGHT ON TOP OF ME! I was like, “Hey, what the hell was THAT for?!” My mom WAS present for that one, and she laughed until the tears were rolling down her face.
    Back around Christmas of 1992, I was living in Reston, Virginia, and had driven my Volvo station wagon down the road to get a live tree for me and my roommate, whose apartment I was living in. After finding a nice 6’ Noble Fir, I had it tied down to the roof of the wagon and I’m tooling home along Fairfax County Parkway, in late afternoon heading-home traffic, at about 55 MPH. There were a lot of other cars on the road in front of me and behind me, but we were all cooking right along. All of a sudden I hear, as well as feel a kind of WHUMP! come from the roof of the car, and then I feel it accelerate briefly. Instinctively, I look into my rear view mirror in time to see my Christmas tree dropping from the sky like a meteorite about 85 feet behind me, right into the middle of traffic! The cars racing up behind me suddenly SPLIT into several groups, all of them flying almost out of control into the ditch or the center median in order to avoid my flying fir tree! I even ended up being announced as a SigAlert on the evening traffic report from the chopper flying above!

    I have to admit, I was both red-faced and laughing, with the remains of my tree (it was only flattened on one side…) for the rest of the Holiday Season.

    Well, today I managed, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend/lover, to pick up a beautiful 8’ live tree at Lowe’s for only $18. I can’t tell you what the smell and presence of a real, live tree does for my soul. Thank God I picked it out and paid for it this morning; when I got back there about 90 minutes later to pick it up, all but three of their ENTIRE stock of trees was GONE, and that’s all she wrote for this year! My lover and I are moving into our first home later this week. Thanks to him, and my good timing, we’ll have a nice tree to welcome us to our new home.

    Let’s hear your stories of hilarious holidays, hmmm?

    And, Best Wishes for a nice Holiday Season. I know times are tough right now, but that’s when we need a good laugh the most.

    Pony
    p.s. here's the new tree. I'll post more pix as we get it decorated. All we need now is a leg-lamp for the window, glowing indescribably beautifully... like a major award!

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    Dec 15, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    Don't let this happen to you!!!

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    Dec 15, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    Before chopping down your own Christmas tree, make sure it will fit in your vehicle icon_eek.gif

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    Dec 15, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidDon't let this happen to you!!!



    OMG that would put up by a man wasn't it... turn'em up, lightem up and then POOF its over...
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    Dec 15, 2008 3:25 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    ActiveAndFit saidDon't let this happen to you!!!
    OMG that would put up by a man wasn't it... turn'em up, lightem up and then POOF its over...
    You know it is about time all those defenseless Christmas trees strike back! icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 15, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidYou know it is about time all those defenseless Christmas trees strike back! icon_lol.gif


    I think that's what mine was thinking when it pounced on me!
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    Dec 15, 2008 10:00 AM GMT
    zeebyaboi said
    ActiveAndFit saidYou know it is about time all those defenseless Christmas trees strike back! icon_lol.gif


    I think that's what mine was thinking when it pounced on me!
    icon_lol.gif lol