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December 6, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

We put up our Christmas decorations today. We've had the same fake tree for the past 20 years, but for the first time in my life, I noticed that we've got some pretty weird-ass ornaments. Notice the welcome sign, above).

I guess everyone's got the various messages of hope and peace and Santa ornaments.
Of course, there's also the home-made decorations we bought from a bazaar for some Cause or other:

At some point, the Christmas associations really start getting stretched...


How about this?

After a while we pretty much stop trying. It's just "things that hang on".

But what about these guys?

This next one has got to be my absolute favourite.

It's a koala bear furry dressed as Santa!


We also have a weird rule in our family:
We never throw christmas ornaments away.
As a result, there are quite a few ornaments on whom the years have taken their toll. Now they're just creepy. Like this empty sleigh.

this bare fireplace,

the pirate santa,
or this:

You'd expect there to be a Dad and Mom sweater as well. Or at least a Daughter one.
Nope. That's all. SON.

But I think this last one is the scariest one of all:

The weirdest thing is that it's always been like that. There never was a body to begin with! I guess that's why Santa doesn't bring gifts to the Voodoo children anymore...

7 comments:

Sukeile said...

Hahahaha, This made me laugh, how wonderful.

My father always insists on decorating our tree with feathers, chickens and little witches on broomsticks, so I know how you feel.

Also, sorry for stalking.

Hugs and happy holidays!

Dimitrios Doukoglou said...

Wow! Chickens? Witches on broomsticks? Haha, you sound like you have it worse!

Theodora D.S. said...

Your discription is funny, however you must have lost some of the ornaments, since I was the one to send you the sweater with the "son" sign on it, and I remember sending it together with some other similar ones that made sence as a group...!:)

Dimitrios Doukoglou said...

There's supposed to be a Mom and Dad sweater, as well. Mom remembers them, but has no idea where they are.
That doesn't stop us from using the Son ornament, though...

johnnyel said...

Hey you' re really funny! But how did you manage to get so weird ornaments anyway? Towards the end it got better and better. My family just has some stars, balls and maybe Santa, but that' s about it.

Dimitrios Doukoglou said...

I'm not sure, to tell you the truth... I guess it's a Canadian thing.

Anonymous said...

Now I have sent you an Angel to put on the top. I hope it will beaudify the whole tree.