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Show us your tree - snow christmas

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by zac150, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So we started Christmas early this year, as my sister in the states is anticipating a few busy weeks at John Hopkins. We zoom in and set up our trees together as a family and whilst it would be nicer putting up the tree with a glass of red, coffee substituted, just!

    As the decorations came out we reminisced about places we have been, my wife has a Christmas decoration problem and tends to buy a decoration at each resort or holiday destination we go to. Now it’s fair to say some of the decorations aren’t out yet, apparently glass blown baubles and a one year old kitten don’t mix.

    So with very few of us likely to have a white Christmas, I thought it might be nice to post pictures of your tree and or favourite decorations.

    whilst not exactly a tree, my fireplace garland is my favourite with snow flakes from around the world.

     
  2. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good timing ! D20 was asking this morning about putting the tree up. :thumbs:
     
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  3. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Many people here will recognise this. Not this year, sadly

    [​IMG]
     
  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    ours goes up this week
     
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  5. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is a familiar landmark at Sun Peaks each year

     
  6. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    how is that a problem?
     
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  7. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh your hearth decoration is lovely!

    I did a massive cull of Christmas stuff last year when preparing to sell the big family home. MIL took my Christmas tree and all my cast off bits and pieces and has already put them up. PBs birthday is 18th of Nov and she ALWAYS does Christmas decorating on the 19th.

    We are buying a real tree from a Xmas tree farm this year that we will go and cut down in early December - do it now and it won’t survive through Christmas.

    I have kept the memory, gifted and collected from overseas decorations. And I (despite efforts to give away) still have the Santa Village pieces that we bought one year to make a massive Christmas train/village display. I’m
    Thinking of placing them through my new garden... will come back to this thread with results once done.
     
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  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    We do the Euro thing and put up the tree on Christmas Eve. We do edible decorations. I make biscuits and lollies to hang from the tree to be eaten before the tree comes down on New Years Eve.
     
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  9. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s not really a problem except she makes me stop every trip to the snow at the Christmas barn in Bredbo as well. That was getting very expensive....

    I actually like the bauble thing, she has some awesome snowflakes and baubles from different destinations, just shoved them in a boot to get them home!
     
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  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha!!
    You’re lucky.
    Car to bring them home in and it for your wife who is in the car with you.
    I’ve had to go there for @gareth_oau and bring a huge moose thing home snuggled up next to my snowboard as a splint for safety on a PLANE.
    The very limits of friendship LOL:p
     
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  11. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    friendship???

    I thought you were there just to be easily used!!!
     
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  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL
    ahhh sorry, my bad.
    Continue :thumbs:
    Next year could fit many more moose or meeses - will be driving. Could even stop and take photos with said Meeses at local tourist spots between Thredbo and Perth LOL
     
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  13. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Can’t wait to see the Moose! +1 smuggled this Bison back from Big White.

     

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    DPS Driver A Local

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    My wife does that. She even did it once in Thredbo in June. Whose brain does that?????
     
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  15. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rule at out place is no decorations up until Dec 1. Hard to hold back the DIL who is nuts about decorating for any holiday. I pit up and test the exterior lights in November though, not a fan of climbing ladders with snow on the ground. But they aren't switched on until December comes in.
     
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    Usually put the tree up on Dec 1st. This year no one seems particularly excited about Christmas in my house. We will probably get around to it later in the month. Everyone is too busy making up for lost time socialising to think about Christmas.
     
  17. Lady Penelope

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    The Bredbo Christmas Barn seems to hold a legendary status; I have yet to get there. Need a few extra decorations to make up for the ones attacked/broken by various cats in recent years. Hope to get the tree up this weekend.
     
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  19. gareth_oau

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  20. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow Gums are tilted down to the left.
    Virgo observation.
     
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  21. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think thats just the gravitational force of our Australian winters bending the light
     
  22. gareth_oau

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    twp ictures on that wall have now been fixed. What I cant understand is how they got crooked, given their location
     
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    Got enough decos on that tree ?