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Old 11-04-2008, 01:13 AM   #31
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A whole lotta lights on the house, illuminated candy-canes along the walkway, and my favorite, a life sized inflatable Santa riding a chopper on my roof!! (Hey everybody does the sleigh & reindeer thing....)
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:04 AM   #32
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OOPS! I totally forgot to mention my theme is "early handmedown" with a touch of "make sure the dog/cat won't die if he eats it". LOL, we have no theme. I am decoratively impaired and we just toss things willy nilly til it looks like the Christmas elves threw up on our living room.
You took the words right out of my mouth Alix!

I love bright, colorful, and cheerful decorations. I have a thing for penguins and polar bears, as well as all the other things that come with Christmas. I have a combination of cute and silly decorations as well as the serious ones (still looking for the perfect Nativity set though), and I don't combine the two. One of my favorite decorations is a clay type tree (12 to 15 inches high) with various animals playing in it. (I just found it and took a few pictures of it--sorry for the shadows!).

We haven't been able to put up a full-sized Christmas tree since moving here. I can't wait to have a full-sized real tree again someday. We don't have enough ornaments for a full-sized tree right now anyway, but when I see one that has special meaning to one of us, I buy it. For instance, James loves Star Trek, so a few years ago I found some miniature Star Trek ornaments on ebay and bought them. I usually buy an ornament or two at church each year as well (the kids make them to raise money for missions).

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Old 11-04-2008, 07:59 AM   #33
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That is too cute, Barbara!! I love the stuff like that!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:57 AM   #34
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A whole lotta lights on the house, illuminated candy-canes along the walkway, and my favorite, a life sized inflatable Santa riding a chopper on my roof!! (Hey everybody does the sleigh & reindeer thing....)
Smoke King, for some reason, even though I have never met you, I could have pictured that Santa on your roof without you mentioning it! Why don't you invite those church ladies over for tea and cookies after you put if up this year!
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Barbara, that is beautiful and I like the idea of the kids making ornaments for missions. That's something I should suggest at our church!
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:46 PM   #36
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A whole lotta lights on the house, illuminated candy-canes along the walkway, and my favorite, a life sized inflatable Santa riding a chopper on my roof!! (Hey everybody does the sleigh & reindeer thing....)
LOL, does your house look like Chevy Chase's in Christmas vacation??
Gosh I love a corny movie!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:14 PM   #37
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My style is colorful and eclectic. I like red, blue, green and yellow strings of lights with red and gold garland and lots of ornaments collected over the years for the tree, and greenery like tree trimmings and ivy and rosemary branches from the garden strewn around on surfaces. We buy one new ornament every year and they're all different.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:09 PM   #38
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My Christmas decorating has changed dramatically over the years. I love a beautiful live tree with simple white lights and lots of special ornaments. I made a beautiful tree skirt that I've been using for many years and each child has a stocking that I made years ago, too. I love swags and garlands of real evergreenery (?) and big red bows and real pine cones. You get the idea - very traditional.

Well, I proceeded to have 5 sons - all of whom inherited their father's "good taste". Hence, I now have a hideous, fiber-optic tree that turns purple, green, orange and red. I have inflatable Santas and snowmen. I have a big stuffed reindeer that sings "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" every time you walk by it. I have a wreath decorated with chili peppers and little chihuahuas dressed in Santa suits. I could go on and on but it's too depressing.

Anyway, I decided that since the men in my life get such a kick out of having the tackiest decorations on the planet and they seem to find them absolutely splendid, I just look the other way. I figure one day they will all be gone and I can have everything decorated just the way I like it - and I'll probably be crying my eyes out that the house is so empty!
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LOL I love all those silly talking things!!!!
My MIL had a butt-shakin' dancin' santa at one point.... of course her husband probably bought it...
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LOL I love all those silly talking things!!!!
My MIL had a butt-shakin' dancin' santa at one point.... of course her husband probably bought it...
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I have a Santa that laughs really hard and his belly shakes and then he farts. Really. I swear. Maybe my hubby got it at the same place your FIL got his Santa?
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