Dec 04 2008

I Give In

Published by at 2:47 pm under Blog

Right, I’m giving up on the Bah Humbug. There’s no point – you can’t fight it. Last night, I arrived home and Lottie had the Christmas tree up. Now, I’m not a fan of the artificial tree. For me, one of the only good things about Christmas is the smell of the real tree. We’ve only ever had a fake tree, but this year, to make me happy and get me in the spirit, Lottie got a real tree.


Christmas Tree


It looks great, it smells great and it’s perfect for our apartment. Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! Merry Christmas, Lottie, and thank you.

Exploding Tree


17 responses so far

17 Responses to “I Give In”

  1. Lottieon 04 Dec 2008 at 3:03 pm

    You know the way I said that it looked a little spare and that I needed more decorations? Well turns out I left a big box of baubles in my mums house. I knew I wasn’t going mad.

    And you’re welcome!

    Merry Christmas one and all!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Darraghon 04 Dec 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Damn you Darren!
    You know Emma is going to read this and demand that we put up ours now? I’ve been attempting to tell her it’s still too early! She was determined to get it up by the first of December but I’ve kept her ……………. busy since then to keep her mind off it. There’s going to be no escaping it now.

    Unfortunately though, we’ve an artificial treet. When I baught it three or so years ago I just didn’t want the hastle of pine needles falling everywhere. I’ve enough to clean up with dog hair! I didn’t need that hastle as well! I agree though. There’s nothing that beats that smell.

    Happy Christmas.

  3. Darraghon 04 Dec 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Stupid typo’s. treet? I meant tree!

  4. Kitty Caton 04 Dec 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Yaaaay! Me and tcup are hitting Penneys with a vengeance this evening for decorations and putting up our tiny fake tree in our little house, can’t fuppin wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. T'other Darraghon 04 Dec 2008 at 3:53 pm

    You know what? Niamh is going to be exactly the same. 8th December I say. And even then that’s too early!

  6. Voodooladyon 04 Dec 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Mine’s been up for nearly 2 weeks….!

  7. Grannymaron 04 Dec 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Is it Christmas or sometin ๐Ÿ™„

  8. Davidon 04 Dec 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Ah sure, it’s a wonderful loife.


  9. Joon 04 Dec 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I’m in the middle of crap clearing to make way for a tree that I want to get on Sunday but won’t have time to, and will have to get Wedensday instead.

  10. Maxi Caneon 04 Dec 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I’m ashamed of you.

  11. Niamhon 04 Dec 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I am not Doyle…I’ll put up the tree in another week or so. I’m not quite ready yet…maybe after I watch Love Actually & ELF & Bad Santa… ๐Ÿ˜€

    By the way I love the tree guys, very tasteful & I love the smell of real trees myself

  12. Ciaraon 04 Dec 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Give her the moon too… she deserves it!

  13. manuelon 04 Dec 2008 at 11:40 pm

    crikey……that’s a big un…..

  14. NaRocRocon 05 Dec 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Wahoo. Nice tree folks. Festive, tasteful, sparkleicious! Merry New Year one and all!!!

  15. Darrenon 05 Dec 2008 at 12:58 pm

    @Lottie Dope!

    @Darragh So, have ye put the tree up? You have haven’t you?

    @Kitty Get a real tree! Get a real tree! Get a real tree!

    @Darragh(eile) Scrooge!

    @Voodoo Now that’s too early.

    @GM Did you forget? Oh dear – it’s getting worse…

    @David I don’t know what you mean…

    @Jo That’s acceptable.

    @Maxi What? I vented and now I can embrace the yuletide cheer. Pass the sick bucket.

    @Niamh Can we include Finding Neverland as a Christmas movie? I was wondering about this yesterday.

    @Ciara And more…

    @Manuel Not the first time I’ve been told that.

    @NaRocRoc And to all, a goodnight!

  16. TheChrisDon 07 Dec 2008 at 4:12 pm

    We had a real tree one year – and we haven’t had one since…

    It still had a few “authenic” bits that you’d rather not see, the smell was nice at first and then rapidly became rotten…

    And the worst part of all, it the huge mess it leaves on the floor from bringing it in, decorating it, undecorating, bringing out etc.
    It is a bitch to hoover up…

  17. Keironon 09 Dec 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve been bah humbug for a long while…. Cancelling this Christmas has not gone well, I’ve been trying for 18 months, I’m thinking I need to fall in line with olympic cycles, cancelling four years ahead to see if I get anywhere?

    My humbugness (is that a word, it damned well should be!) comes from when I used to work in retail and Christmas started in August and finished in March. I’ve never really got out of the habit (even though I’ve worked in an office environment for the last 7 years!)

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