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What Christmas tree?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Fatmarley, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    The woman ahead of me in the queue at Sainsbury's yesterday seemed to be stocking up, if not for Christmas then for some post-Apocalypse scenario. Her shop came to £220, and featured a lot of pork pies.
  2. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    She could be a one-woman answer to the plethora of pigs problem we are reportedly experiencing at the moment!
  3. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Unsurprisingly I’ve never had a Christmas tree in my adult life. I do love the availability of nuts in shells, satsumas and sprouts though. That is the redeeming feature.
    martin clark likes this.
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  6. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Always had a real tree; never had an issue with needles falling off...

    You're getting the wrong tree if the needles are falling off...
    dan m and Bob McC like this.
  7. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley "It appears my intelligence circuits have melted"

  8. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    the inside can look bare particularly an artificial tree and the growing pile of leftover crackers sits there each year and seems to work, a mix of colours and sizes.

    oh sh**, just realised that with the new lady moving in avec cat I’m probably going to have to forget it from now on or it will be like those two monsters gintonic showed!
  9. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    Yes, all we need is a nice email from the retail CEOs or a News report telling us there is no shortage of Christmas trees and the public should not panic buy. Seems to work for everything else they want to shift a load of.
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr and Rob998 like this.
  10. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    That’s a good thing then.
  11. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

  12. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member


    It is a holiday Tree.:p

  13. puddlesplasher

    puddlesplasher pfm Member

    Real tree up 12 days before and down 12 days after. Then take it to be mulched.
    hifilover1979 likes this.
  14. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    Our cats have never been that interested in our Christmas trees. Just the odd bauble knocked off if they bumped into it exploring under the tree. Of course they always have access to real trees in the garden.
    Chris Marshall likes this.
  15. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    We had a massive walk in storage attic. We could just put the tree in with all the stuff on and put a couple of bin liners round it.

    Kids never thought it was a good idea, though.
    Fatmarley likes this.
  16. lordmortlock

    lordmortlock A Linde Mann

    We’ve rented our tree for the last few years.

    I like the fact that the tree gets replanted after Christmas. It always seemed such a waste to me to chop them down in their prime for such a brief, singular use.
  17. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    My ancient (but nice) Woolworths Xmas tree will be dug out of the loft and thrown up sometime mid December
    I will decorate it
    Then (as soon as I've finished) the wife will rearrange it so it looks completely different

    Ahhh Christmas cannot beat them
    Fatmarley and Joe Hutch like this.
  18. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    There are lots of ideas out there for diy christmas tree 'alternatives' that can be quite cool. My Mum uses what's basically an old dead branch sprayed white, with a modest amount of lights and decorations; actually looks really nice.
  19. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    That's what we used to do, the tree didn't grow much from year to year, a bit like bonsai.

    Modern varieties keep their leaves forever, tempted to get a spray can and spruce up the last tree.
  20. russel

    russel ./_dazed_and_confused

    Genetic modification in a spray can, that’s awesome!
    PsB and dweezil like this.

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