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Welcome to Day 2 of our Christmas Blog Hop!


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Two days. Tuesday December 13 and Wednesday December 14, 2011. Four blogs each day. All you have to do is show up and comment on each blog to be entered for the grand prize drawing of eight e-books and a $40 Amazon Gift Card! Over $80 of prizes just in time for the holiday season! Woot! J

Day One December 13th:

Lynn Rush: http://lynnrush.com/

Kendall Grey: http://www.kendallgrey.com/

Caridad Piñeiro: http://www.caridad.com/blog/

Rebecca Zanetti: http://rebeccazanetti.com/blog-2/

Day Two December 14th:

Rachel Firasek: http://www.rachelfirasek.com/

Ciara Knight: http://www.ciaraknight.com/

Lisa Kessler: http://lisakessler.wordpress.com/

Jean Murray: http://wickedromance.wordpress.com/

So let’s talk Christmas trees!

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that I’m notorious for naming things and giving them a “soul”. I get attached to cars (Right now I drive the Resisty) to computers and yes, to Christmas trees! LOL

The kids & I have always prided ourselves on selecting the ugliest tree at the tree lot and taking it home. We imagine how the hoity-toity perfect pretty trees probably look down on the misshapen trees and taunt them about being the last trees on the lot.

And imagine the ugly tree’s joy as it drives away in the back of the truck, waving goodbye to the pretty trees, excited that it will be decorated and be a real Christmas tree…

Panda, my daughter, names our trees each year, and after Christmas we plant the trees in the back yard. I thought I’d introduce you to some of our Christmases Past…

This is Josiah from last year….


Doesn’t he look happy all decorated??? J Panda had to make him an origami star for the tree topper because his top was so bent… J

And here is Josiah one year later, growing in the backyard with other trees from Christmases past…

He’s still just as crooked as ever! LOL

And here are a few more members of our Christmas family…


 

 

ß Edgar



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ß And this little guy was named “our crack baby tree”. Even after two years, this little guy still thinks he’s a bush and grows sideways instead of up! LOL



 

 

 

 

ß This is Jethro…

You can see Josiah peeking in the bottom right corner… He’s planted a little ways down the hill…

 

And now to introduce you to this year’s tree…

We welcome into our family… Yanosh!


 

He’s not decorated yet, but he’s already excited to be a Christmas tree, don’t you think?

And wait until after Christmas when he can join the small forest out back…

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a silly tradition, but as years go by, it’s fun to water the crooked confused trees and see how big they are now, and my kids, who are also big now, remember when they chose little Jethro, and the crazy crack baby bush, *ahem* I mean tree… J

Do you have any silly Christmas traditions that stuck? I’d love to hear them….

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  • OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! That is the BEST, WEIRDEST, most FANTASTIC holiday tradition I’ve heard in a very long time!! It takes a very special family to give those poor trees a Christmas home. You do good work, my dear, lol 🙂

    • Ha! THanks Jennifer!!! LOL

      We do pride ourselves on adopting the uglist trees, and I swear they beam once they’re decorated! LOL And with Panda naming them they’re an instant part of the family… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting! Merry Christmas!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Oh my gosh, those crooked trees made me LOL! 😀 Happy Holidays Lisa!

    • Hee! I’m glad our little misfits made you smile Arianne!!! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!!!

      Happy Holidays!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Michelle Bledsoe

    I really do love you Lisa. You have the most amazingly adorably cute and ugly Christmas trees. I can’t wait to see next years. I might have to start something like this. Although it might hurt my husband’s creative spirit…LOL
    Merry Christmas!!

    • Awww I love you too Michelle!!! *HUGS* 🙂

      Poor Ken came into our family after this tradition was already started, so while he likes the perfectly shaped Douglas Fir, he’s kind enough to suffer through our poor little ugly trees…

      Secretly I think he notices the way the little trees beam once they’re decorated and doesn’t have the heart to turn them away! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Okay, I was almost rolling on the floor over your trees. That is too funny! That crack baby tree…OMG! I knew you all were fun people. 🙂

    A silly tradition in my family (which we don’t think is silly, but others probably would) is our adoration for the Partridge Family Christmas Card Christmas album (ask Ken, I’m sure he knows all about it). We listened to that album every year, all season long. My mom still has the album and it’s skips on White Christmas. She taped it for me years ago and I still have the tape with the skip on it. Several years back, I found the CD at a store (thank you, record company, whoever you are) and I bought two copies so I’ll have a back up when I wear out the other one. LOL! My husband asked just this year, when we were listening to it in the car, “Why do you listen to that?” He’ll never understand, but my boys do. They love it as much as I do and I’m SO glad. Just think, 100 years from now, that wonderful 60s Christmas music will still be gracing the players of my descendants. They better, or I’ll come back and haunt them. 😉

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    • Ha! Michelle Ken loves that album too!!! LOL

      Sounds like a fabulous Christmas tradition to me!!! (And Ken doesn’t really get our ugly tree tradition, but he loves us enough to give up his pretty trees… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!!! Merry Christmas!!! 🙂

      Lisa

  • Oh my….I love that you & your kids pick the not-so perfect trees & name them. And crack-baby tree, had me rofl! LOVE it!
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    • Hi June –

      Isn’t the confuse crack baby tree the cutest??? LOL It was almost impossible to string lights on it that year because it’s branches were growing straight up in some places! 🙂

      Thanks for connecting with me everywhere!!! Book stalkers are the best! LOL

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Mary Preston

    I think naming your Christmas Tree is a beautiful idea. One tradition we have is to choose one gift to open Christmas Eve.

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    • Hi Mary –

      I like the open one gift on Christmas Eve tradition… We used to do that when the kids were little to settle them down, but they caught on to I always had them open pajamas! LOL So they stopped asking for one on CHristmas Eve! LOL

      Thanks for commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Adopting ugly trees = perfect! I love it! My boys and I just got our tree a few days ago and we picked the tree that was hidden in the corner, away from view. On the way home, my youngest looked at me and said, “Mom, I’m glad we picked that tree. We saved him from being alone on Christmas cuz no one else probably even saw him in that corner.” 🙂

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    • Awwww I love your little boy!!! 🙂 You definitely saved that tree!!! 😀

      Thanks for commenting Theresa!

      Merry Christmas!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Your Christmas trees are too funny. I suppose it makes sense to name them, since you are keeping them all! My Dad goes up north by the family cabin and cuts his own Christmas tree, he isn’t looking for the ugliest, but manages to bring it back home just the same. We always get a kick out of going over to my parents house to see what Dad got this time. My kids just laugh and Dad laughs right along with them! Last years tree, we could see right through and Mom had some major issues hanging ornaments on it because the branches were too flimsy.

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    • Wow!! Your Dad cuts his own trees and hauls them back??? He’s like a Christmas warrior! LOL

      It sounds like a wonderful tradition! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting Melissa!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa

  • Did you or kids come up with the tree tradition after watching A Charlie Brown Christmas? We don’t do much for the holidays any more, but when I was a kid we would have an antipasto out on the table and one would nibble all day. We kids weren’t as fond of this as my parents, so my mom started setting out a crock pot with sloppy joe meat and buns. Yum!

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    • Hi Ann –

      Oh I love the eating all day tradition!!! LOL Yum!!!

      Yes, the kids started choosing ugly trees after Charlie Brown’s Christmas special. His tree was so happy after they decorated it, and we started looking for a tree that no one else might pick so we could make it happy… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Love it. Just love it. How neat they’re now all in the back yard. Now this is what I call Christmas!

    • Awww thanks Maggie!!! 🙂 We love our funky CHristmas trees… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Lateefa Dawkins

    Naming and planting a christmas tree is a beautiful tradition. Our tradition is to play family game marathons.

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    • Hi Lateefa –

      Oh I love family game marathons!!! We do that with all the kids and their friends on New Years’ Eve every year… SO fun!!!

      Thanks for commenting!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Rachel

    What a funny idea to get the Charlie Brown tree in the lot. They do look cute decorated. I have a fake tree because I put my tree up a day or two before Thanksgiving to enjoy it for a long time. My kids are 5 & 10 so we have our chinese food & A Christmas Story tradition & they love it . Happy Holidays.—Rachel

    • Hi Rachel –

      Oh I love the Chinese Food tradition!!! LOL Do you cook it, or do you have a local Chinese retaurant that’s open on Christmas Day?

      Thanks for commenting!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • What an awesome idea to pick the “ugly” trees and name them. And I had no idea you could plant a tree after it had been cut. That’s so cool! Happy holidays to you and your ugly trees. Hahaha!

    • Hi Kendall –

      We buy live trees in a pot so we can plant them after the holiday… The poor cut trees sacrifice their lives for Christmas… LOL

      Glad you liked our goofy trees! 🙂 Merry CHristmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • This blog post had me laughing out loud. My family also tries to pick out the homeliest tree in the lot, but we haven’t named them yet. I think I smell a new family tradition brewing!!! Last year, the bend in the tree trunk was so stark that we couldn’t put a topper on it. And we always turn the bald spot out. That’s a must.

    So far, this is my favorite blog post of the season. thanks for making me smile!

    • Ha! Bald Spot out is a must Melissa!!! LOL

      Can’t wait to hear what your kids name the tree! 🙂

      So glad you enjoyed meeting the goofy trees!!! THanks for commenting!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • This is an awesome post, so made my day since I dont have a tree yet!

    I am pretty much stalking you everywhere I can goodreads, facebook, twitter 🙂

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    • Hi Lisa! (You have such an awesome name! LOL)

      I’m so glad the blog gave you a smile! 🙂 THanks for following me everywhere!!! Book stalkers are the best! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!!! Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Your trees are a trip! Like my mom’s. She always gets a “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree because the poor thing ends up on the floor most of the time anyway because the cats can’t resist climbing in it.
    I don’t really have anything special along the Christmas tradition line but I can tell you about working in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom during the holidays. Remember how I told you I didn’t get off until around 2:30-3 am and would walk around main street after everyone was gone? At Christmas it was even more special when all the guests were gone with all the Christmas decorations and the huge, ginormous Christmas tree in front of the Castle. Some of the ornaments seemed like they were darn near as tall as my 5’5″. Walking around that way, at that time of the morning made you feel like Santa was really watching over you and you could almost hear the elves working hard in the shop making those toys.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing your trees.

    • Oh I’m over here green with envy imagining walking through Christmas Disney World after hours… LOL

      What a cool memory!!! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting (and making me jealous! LOL) and Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Love those trees, Lisa.
    One year my kids came home with my husband after getting our tree. My oldest, who was about 7, ran in saying, “Hey Mom! Dad bought a scorched tree!”

    I was not sure what he meant, but then saw this big white fluffy thing come through the door.

    I made sure my husband knew if he ever wanted to get any for the rest of his life, never to bring home a flocked tree again. I think we’re still finding the fuzz now 20 years later!

    • Ha! So a flocked tree = a scorched tree??? LOL

      My Dad just got his first ever flocked tree this year… My step-mom is already not excited about all the white mess everywhere! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!!! Merry Christmas Sharon!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Oh gracious! Those trees are precious. They remind me of the toys on the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph! And I love how you plant them in the back yard and have so many wonderful Christmas memories associated with each one. That’s a great tradition!

    My dad passed away suddenly seven years ago today. Needless to say, that was a heartbreaking Christmas. We bought a beautiful, round bejeweled crimson Christmas ornament that opens in the middle like a treasure box. Each year, everyone in the family writes a goal for the next year on a slip of paper and puts it inside the ornament, being inspired by the memory of my dad to reach that goal. It keeps us connected to him in a very positive way. We sure miss him!

    Happy holidays, Lisa and thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Hi Tracy –

      I love the way you all remember your Dad with the special ornament… That’s a wonderful gift to each other and to him… *HUGS*

      Thanks for sharing your tradition and for checking out our forest of misfit trees! LOL

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Hehehe that’s such a cute tradition. ^_^

    I don’t think we have much of a tradition for Christmas specifically, except that every year we change the table decor for Christmas Lunch. 🙂

    • Hi Misha –

      Oh Christmas lunch sounds fun!!! 🙂 Do the kids make the table decorations?

      Thanks for commenting! Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Hahaha!! Love those trees. My holiday tradition is that my 4 boys who are under 10 decorate the tree each year. We have had quite a few funny looking trees.

    • Awwww!!! Do they make some of the ornaments too??? How fun!!!

      Thanks for commenting Nat!!! Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • I think that it’s great you all pick the saddest tress and give them a home

    • Thanks Lindsay!!! It sure seems like the little ugly tress love it!!! LOL 🙂 They get all cute and proud…

      Thanks for commenting!!! Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • I LOVE your trees!! And how awesome that you plant them in your yard. You must have a huge yard! Sorry, no weird traditions here…

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    • Thanks for checking out our misshapen trees!!! LOL I’m glad they made you smile… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting & following!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Let me start off by saying that each and every one of those tree’s are beautiful in there own way. And you and your family made them even more special by choosing them for your home on one of the most important holiday’s. A true blessing!!
    I would have to say that my silliest Christmas tradition would be, that I collect the Snowflake Teddy Bears each and every year and sit them all out at Christmas time. My children think its crazy, but my grandbabies love them, because I do let them play with them. I just do not think it is right to put something out that attracts the attention of my grandbabies that they can not touch. So each year they have fun coming to my house and playing with all of the Teddy Bears.
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    • Awww what a sweet tradition Teresa!!! I bet the little ones love going to your house!!! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting and showing some love to my cute oddly shaped trees!!! LOL

      Merry Christmas!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • What a wonderfully fabulous Christmas tradition, Lisa. I don’t think I’ve know anyone who named their trees, lol.

    Maybe the weirdest tradition is we always watch The Christmas Story when we decorate our tree. It feels like we’ve seen this movie a million times already, but it always makes us laugh.

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    • Awww we love A Christmas Story too!!! “Show Mommy how the piggys eat!” LOL

      Thanks for checking out our cut misshapen trees!!! 🙂

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Diana

    I love your post! Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!!!

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    • Hi Diana –

      Thanks for commenting and following!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • I love the Charlie Brown Christmas trees. 🙂 I usually have the kids decorate a fake one in their playroom. It is full of artwork and paper chains.

    • Awww you should post a picture!!! I love little kid trees…. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting Ciara!!! Fun to be in the blog hop with you!!!

      Merry Christmas!!!

      *HUGS*

      Lisa 😉

  • How cool that your family rescues the sad & ugly trees, lifts their spirits by decking them in lights & then gives them a new home in the backyard. I just can just hear those ugly duckling trees yelling taunts back to the “pretty” trees, as you drive away from the tree lot. Yeah to Panda for thinking up such fun names for them, especially “crack baby tree”. lol

    I don’t know how silly you’ll think it is, but when I moved out on my own, I decided that I was going to have a theme Christmas tree & only bought what I call “critter” ornaments. I have cats, dogs, reindeer, bears, mice, penguins, cardinals, etc. No plain old glass balls, stars or bells on my tree & I only use white lights. Every year I pick up at least one new ornament.

    My folks tree has developed it’s own theme. I’ve bought them a bunch of train & old VW Beetle ornaments, because my dad has train he sets up to run around the living room during the holidays & our family business sells parts for the old “Herbie” type VW’s.

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    • Awww I love that your folks have a VW tree!!! How cool is that??? LOL

      I bet your critter tree is cute too! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting Kathryn! Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Heather

    HA HA! That is cute 🙂 I love your crooked forest
    We usually buy an ornament or two to remind us of something big that happened throughout the year. This year was a Hallmark “New House” ornament since I am a first time homebuyer! Yea, it’s been a good year 🙂

    • YAY!!!!! Congratulations on your first home Heather!!!! 🙂

      Thanks for checking out my crooked forest!!! LOL

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Aw, now you make me feel bad for buying the pretty trees. Hmm.
    Our tradition is that we cannot drink egg nogg before decorating the tree. We will put on Christmas music, pour us some egg nogg, and off we go decorating. (shh. I cheated this year) The tree went up too late. lol

    Merry Christmas, Lisa and everyone!

    • Hee! Your secret is safe with me Dawn!!! LOL

      Merry Christmas to you too!!! Thanks for commenting!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • What a fun tradition you have! We don’t get live trees, but i would definitely name them, too, if we did. I also didn’t know you could plant a tree after it had been cut. How wonderful to have those memories every time you look out the window.

    • Hi Erin –

      Our trees aren’t cut, they’re still alive in a pot and we plant them after New Years… 🙂

      But it is really fun to watch them grow and remember the Christmas when it was in our house…

      Thanks for commenting!!! Merry Christmas!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • StacieD

    I think all of your misfit trees have personality. I love the names too. I don’t have any wacky Christmas traditions. I do have to watch Mickey’s Christmas Carol every year. It brings back great memories of when I was a kid.

    • Oh I love MIckey’s Christmas Carol!!! That’s a great tradition Stacie! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!!! Merry Christmas!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Shadow

    What cute trees! There adorable. ;D Thanks for sharing your memories and holiday with us! Happy holidays!
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    • Hi Shadow –

      Thanks for commenting and following me everywhere! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed my crazy trees! LOL

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Linda Henderson

    Your trees remind me of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, they do have character. The only funny tradition we used to do was re-gifting the same gift over and over again every year. It was one of those tacky plaster fish and bubble sets that used to be in bathrooms way back when. They were given to me one year and my brother made such fun of them that I saved them and gave them to him the next year. Then I would get them the following year and so forth. That is until my sister-in-law broke them. I was so mad at her, you can’t find them anywhere. I even tried going to a ceramics store to see if they could make me some and she knew exactly what I was talking about but the pattern had been discontinued. Those were good times.

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    • Hi Linda –

      Oh the plaster fish set sounds fabulous!!! LOL Definitely good times… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting and following!!! Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Lisa – I name just about everything ELSE but the Christmas trees. It’s too sad to see them go. I have a couple living trees planted in the yard, but every time I plant one, I have to hire a sprinkler guy to redo the system.!! Eeek! So I just call them all “Tree,” and let it go at that. But – confession – I have to have my hubby take it away while I;m not here. Just tooooo sad.

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    • Awwww I’d be all sad too!!! LOL

      We’re such saps… 🙂

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Linda!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Okay, you officially have the COOLEST tradition ever!! I wish I had room in my back yard to plant a bunch of “ugly” trees. LOL

    Our silly Christmas tradition is to wear ridiculous holiday hats on Christmas day. Amazingly, even my husband will participate in this….kids love it! I have a “tree” hat, my kids wear different elf hats & hubby has a camo hat with light-up antlers on it! We’re kind of excited because our son has grown so much in the last year, we have to buy a new hat for him. So, the hunt is on for something really ridiculous! 🙂

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    • OMG I love your hat tradition!!! LOL How cool!!! 🙂

      Thanks so much for following and commenting…

      Merry Christmas!!!

      Lisa 🙂

  • Awesome!! Love this. We never named out trees, but what fun thing to do! I don’t even have a tree up this year. I’m so bad.

    • Oh no!!! I hope you have a tree up now… Before Santa shows up! LOL

      Thanks for arranging this fun blog hop Lynn!!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

      *HUGS*

      Lisa 🙂

  • Diane

    My son went to daycare when he was 4 years old and made a Santa face of a half empty bottle of javel with red and white wool poked through holes to make the hat, beard ; black for the eyes. Each year and he is now 29, we put it in our entryway where all the visitors v=can see it.

  • Ashley Applebee

    That has to be THE coolest Christmas tradition I have ever heard!! I love it!! We don’t name our tree, because we have the same artificial one every year, but if we did, I’d have to call it “Cat Bait” since our cat just HAS to attack it lol.

  • What wonderful traditions, the naming and the planting. Gotta love the crack baby bush.

  • Hi Lisa,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway, i love all of your trees. i think the closest my family comes to a Christmas tree tradition is that we put it up the day after Thanksgiving. we have a pretty crowded house here with 3 different families living together for the last few years and we all have our own decorations. we always try and let everyone put the decorations that are most important to them on the tree and then those that are left over my sister and mother take to work and use there. 🙂
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  • Kimberly Wise

    My first response was to say NO I have never named a Christmas tree but then I realized that a number of years ago we found a tree that was actually two trees but then had grown together to make a gorgeous and big tree and we called it the DoubleTree and every sense then when we talk about our favorite tree and I say the doubletree everyone knows which one I mean… (it was a pain to get it into a stand let me tell you)

  • I love the trees! What a great tradition! I am a fan at Goodreads, I follow you via Twitter; I follow via Networked blogs and subscribe to your newsletter!

    I don’t name anything — except my Kitchenaid Stand mixer…..I call her my Kitchen Witch. Love IT!

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  • That is hilarous! I love your crooked trees!!!!

    Happy Holidays! 🙂

  • Hey Lisa!! I love your Christmas tradition!! I have always though it so cruel to cut down trees for a month just to spruce up the house. I understand tradition but trees are alive too and so I have an artifical one! My Christmas tradition is to always, (no matter how tight money is), adopt at least one child for Christmas. I have every year since I turned 18 and that was a long time ago!!

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  • Fun post! That’s a great tradition and obviously one you and your family have a lot of fun with. I’ll have to think on it for a bit, but I don’t think our family has any silly traditions although maybe I’ll change that this season:) Thanks for the awesome giveaway & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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  • jennifer mathis

    That is an awesome tradition and very unique lol

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  • Love the trees! We always check out the smallest ugliest ones at the tree farm, but never have the nerve to bring one home. Love yours.

  • Awesome Tradtion! I never thought of naming a Christmas tree….. If I did it would be Isaiah, from the movie Saving Isaiah. I have LOVED YOU EVERYWHERE! Does that Count? =)

  • That is so hilariously funny. I swear I’m stealing the idea for next year.

  • Chelsea B.

    Cute 🙂 I find myself naming random things, LOL. Everyone just humors me 😉
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  • Megan

    Lol, My family always bought real trees and planted them too! Althogh my Dad did the choosing and choose pretty ones, Now there are 2 rows of trees beside my partens house. The first tree they bouth (in 78 I think) is huge, taller than the 2 story house and about 15+ feet wide at the bottom. They make a very good wind break. I hope you have a very happy holiday!

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    Realy enjoyed this post .Thank you for this chance to win.
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