30 December 2007

Farewell Christmas!



Took down the tree and the ornaments today. Sigh.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

But why? The twelve days of Christmas run from 12/24 to 1/6. How sad for your tree not to celebrate New Year's Eve!

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Because, in my steam-heated apartment, trees don't last more than two weeks before they go dry, brittle and droppy, endangering the ornaments and holiday dispositions everywhere. Also, I find taking down the tree shortly after Christmas helps to stem post-yuletide blues. Those out there who actually do celebrate all 12 days of Christmas, please do!

Barbara said...

Brooks, I'm steam heated to death. Your problem (two weeks?) is when you buy your tree! I buy mine, every year, on December 23rd, put it up on the 24th, et voila, the twelve days of Christmas. I find keeping it up prevents post Christmas blues, but to each his own!
My mom is Irish Catholic, my dad Norwegian Lutheran, and he insisted on the twelve days! (Btw, the Norwegian side of my family farmed in Brooklyn before the Civil War. The Irish side came over shortly thereafter. I am sooo proud of my Brooklyn roots!)

Brooks of Sheffield said...

My preference is to have a tree to enjoy for some days before Christmas Day, not after. Just my way. My father was Norwegian Lutheran, too. Some day, I'd love to hear about your family's Brooklyn roots. I've always been curious about the borough's, and this neighborhood's, Norwegian past.

bonnie said...

Time to put them up again! Happy Holidays!

bonnie said...

Oh, just stumbled across this looking for a nice picture of the Mary Whalen to swipe!

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