Friday, December 7, 2012

a tree cutting straight from the clark griswald playbook

My Christmas tree has been up since the weekend after Thanksgiving!  That, sadly, is about as far as my limited holiday cheer has taken me this year. If Dan, emotionally aged 7 come every December, would have let me I would have even skipped the  tree this year, I think. He wouldn't hear of it, though. 

Likewise, he wasn't listening when I suggested we go for a smaller pine, but...10+ feet of Frazier Fir of us is smiling like a kid at Christmas. 

Actually, I'm glad Dan told me to elf off with my bah-hum-bug. For anyone else feeling a tad Grinchey, I will confess that at least putting yourself in the midst of things merry does, in fact, help.

It helps, too, when your friends organize a tree cutting tailgate straight from the Clark W. Griswald  (juuuuuunior!) playbook.  That's what I'm writing about today over at my Fedscoop Social Studies column, and you can read about it here.  


MCW said...

Sorry you are not in the Christmas spirit! Maybe a drink next week to help? Or at least to get buzzed?

Meredith @ A Penny For A Thought said...

What a lovely photo of everyone! Seems like you made some nice memories.


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Emily said...

Looks like a great time. After reading your title, I may have started to quote Christmas Vacation and subsequently crack myself. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great event! Seems like so much fun. I get a little bah=humbug, too, but I think for me, it's the stress of the post-holiday birthday, and holding on to the fountain of youth.

Tricia said...

I love how you made it a fun event with friends. I miss not having a real tree. Nothing better than chopping one down...that really gets you in the season! :)

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Tree Service Brooklyn said...

I think that drink would make a great difference, MCW. Hahahaha.

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