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24 December, 2009

my poor Christmas tree

Christmas_Tree_09.jpgWell, last year, I did not bother to put up the Christmas tree, which looked a bit unusual I'd say. This year, I bought a new Christmas tree during a big bargain 40 days before the Christmas. A 195cm tall Christmas tree for just AU$24.98. A very good value for the tree.

Due to unexpected things going all around, I did not put on any planned decoration. Absolutely no ornaments except the LED Christmas lights.

(to Don: Antony is poor, he can't afford any Christmas trims.)

The LED Christmas lights were bought last year, but did not use them. Those LED lights were pretty good, white, low energy consumption and hardly generate any heat. I am sure those LED lights would get Don's approval, since he's into LED technology.

As mentioned earlier, there was no Christmas tree setting up last year, and at the last minute, I put a tiny table top decoration tree for the photo. Despite the lacking of a proper Christmas tree, the spirit of Christmas was there, presents of course!

This is a photo from last year's (2008) Christmas decoration sans the tree:
Christmas_presents_2008.jpg

Although the lack of proper decoration, a proper Christmas tree is there anyway this year. But who care about the tree itself? The attention is, of course, what are under the tree! Although smaller presents this year, still about the same amounts. And we might do some last minutes shopping later.

Have you got your Christmas tree or decoration ready? Take a photo and show us here.

related blog entries:
Christmas started early this year (14 November 2009)
Christmas trees (30 December 2008)
Merry Christmas 2008 (25 December 2008)
Merry Christmas (25 December 2007)
Christmas tree (24 December 2007)

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Posted by Antony on 24 December 2009 8:30 AM |
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You can't afford decorations? I seem to remember you had decorations last year, hence you must still have them this year, unless you throw them out and start anew every year. It's more likely that you simply didn't have any time to put them up, because you were too busy doing your expensive window shopping.
Just so you know, in my house with three people living in it (that's MORE than your two), I am pretty sure we've never had as many gifts under the tree as are in your photo.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 24 December 2009 9:20 AM.
Good point Don, we all know that Antony is not in-fact poor, this is evidenced by the number of presents under his tree (no matter how much they cost) and all the large purchases he makes as per his regular blog entries..We have never had that many presents either, but it doesn't make us poor...
Have a Merry Christmas All,
Sam.
Posted by Sam on 24 December 2009 9:45 AM.
Good point Don, we all know that Antony is not in-fact poor, this is evidenced by the number of presents under his tree (no matter how much they cost) and all the large purchases he makes as per his regular blog entries..We have never had that many presents either, but it doesn't make us poor...
Have a Merry Christmas All,
Sam.
Posted by Sam on 24 December 2009 9:45 AM.
樹是活的,只能用一次那種嗎?
Posted by benjanim on 24 December 2009 11:22 AM.
Don,
A Christmas with proper decoration does make people feel like the tree is a bit poor. Well, the more you put on, the more you have to take them off.
Benjanim,
The tree is plastic, a real tree (chopped off) for that size would cost more than $200.
Posted by Antony on 24 December 2009 12:26 PM.
Don,
A Christmas with proper decoration does make people feel like the tree is a bit poor. Well, the more you put on, the more you have to take them off.
Benjanim,
The tree is plastic, a real tree (chopped off) for that size would cost more than $200.
Posted by Antony on 24 December 2009 12:27 PM.
Again, that does not make you poor; it only means that you didn't have time to put decorations on.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 24 December 2009 12:29 PM.
Antony, despite no trimmings besides lights, the tree still looks very nice. Have fun opening your presents!
Posted by John Egenhofer on 25 December 2009 12:01 PM.
Don,
I've told you a number of times, Antony is poor. Hence the tree is poor. The lack of decorations further proves the fact.
Thank you John.
Posted by Antony on 25 December 2009 8:04 PM.
Now, I am getting the idea that you purposely didn't put any ornaments on the three, so that you could call yourself poor. That's even though you own all the ornaments, which would say otherwise, but with you there's no need for logic.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 26 December 2009 12:07 AM.
What do you meant that I purposely did not put on ornaments? Most ornaments were actually Laurent's, I don't have many.
Posted by Antony on 26 December 2009 2:33 PM.
In that case, I own zero ornaments, they all belong to my mum.
Posted by Don_HH2K on 26 December 2009 2:52 PM.
"Most ornaments were actually Laurent's, I don't have many."
I seem to remember you crowing about a number of boxes/packets or tree ornaments you purchased last year?
Or should I say, "bargain hunted"!
Posted by on 26 December 2009 6:19 PM.
As a matter of fact, I don't have as many ornaments as Laurent has.
Posted by Antony on 3 January 2010 11:17 PM.
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