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Christmas Trees: The Good, The Bad, The Far Out and the Wickedly Ugly

I personally like eclectic, personal trees. Take ours, for example -- ornaments from the kids for the past 17 years, some lights, some garland, a topper and that's our tree. The folks who entered the World Wide Christmas Tree Contest lean towards themes and...well...take a look for yourselves...

In the My Kids Are Going to Need Decades of Therapy Anyway category, we have: I have no idea what all is going on in this scene (these scenes?)

What happens when a poinsettia vomits in your living room? And what is with the crown of fake golden prairie grass sprouting out of the top of the tree?

Poinsettias and bows and what the hell, let's just put out every single Christmas decoration we own and place them on this one side of the room.

And if you really want your kids to have nightmares, just impale Santa to the middle of the tree with a weird fake floral arrangement.


Again -- WTF???

And now for something completely different (I like different, unless I make sarcastic remarks in the captions):

I don't know either, but I like it!

Kinda cool.

I like it. I do!

Good use of wall space. Only problem I can see with it is storage when not in use.

I think there's a white tree underneath.

Finally! It's a tree and a place to put all those blasted Christmas Knick-Knacks that build up over the years!

My daughter would LOVE this!

I think I really like non-tree trees.

And in the category of You Just Had to Screw it up, Didn't You? These trees would have been fine if they had just stopped before . . .
...the damned ramp. What the hell is that, anyway?

...the extraordinarily wide purple ribbon.

...putting all that crap all around this perfect little tree. What's with the beer, anyway? Nothing says Christmas like a beer under the tree...

...adding the carousel horse to the stripper's pole. Come on, I'm all for turning the stripper pole that's installed in the living room into a festive Christmas "tree", but the horse just doesn't do it for me.

...ramming the tree upside down into it's base. Is that a wall-eye coming out of the "top" of the tree?

...shoving the silver coloured twigs into the top of the tree. What's with that?

Some classic trees I really like, despite the lack of personalization:

I just wanna hug it!

I love this upside-down tree. Having cats and kittens in our home most every holiday, this idea really appeals to me!

And a couple more on the Wrecktacular Side of things:
This is like the twig tree that I liked, except this one's on acid.

A dentist's Christmas nightmare.

Maybe it's the only way to cover up the crap-mountain in the living room.

Not only is it anorexic, but it's red and black!

I'm not sure there's even a tree under there!

Nothing says "redneck" like a bubble jug Christmas tree.


Connie Walsh 2:00 AM  

THis post is absolutely too funny. I am sending it to a bunch of people...I couldn't stop laughing at the dentist tree...I love your captions

Gill - That British Woman 7:57 AM  

there are certainly some hideous trees in there, its just makes you wonder, what were they thinking?


Anonymous,  10:02 AM  

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Gill - That British Woman 9:02 AM  

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K 11:33 PM  

Hey CannedAm...Don't be mean...I have a red tree with black ornaments & black feather boa garlands! :)
-freakygirl! from FS

Anonymous,  4:29 AM  

Nice pictures...

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quicky 7:36 AM  

OMG. Great collection of different christmas trees. I like all these versions. Especiall the upside down one :)). Thanks for sharing

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I am a happily married woman with four children and various cats and kittens (fosters). I love to read and my favourite authors are George RR Martin, Thomas Hardy, Raymond Carver, PD James, Kurt Vonnegut, J. K. Rowling, and Margaret Atwood. I know there are only three women in that list (and none of them American), so if you'd like to suggest some I'm willing to give them a shot! And yes, I am an American living in Canada. (Hence the nick -- CannedAm.) I like it here. There are things about the states that I miss, but my love is here and this country has things to offer that my own does not. Things that make my quality of life much better than it ever was in Ohio. Guess I'm stuck here. Though there's a nice spot in the Appalachian hills where I'd love to spend my retirement.

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