Saturday, 8 December 2012

Fa La La La La...........

La la la la!

Can you believe Christmas is almost here?  Again!  I'm not ready mentally. Or shopping-wise.  Not baking-wise, card-wise, wrapping-wise, cleaning-wise......not any wise.

And everything is a reminder.....

"Let's talk turkey"!
"Get stuffed"!
"You quit smoking"?
"I went cold turkey"
"Me too but I still pine for it"

See what I mean?

Anyway, I am almost ready tree-wise.  It's up and pretty.  (Every year we pick up an ornament with the year on it.  I haven't done that yet this year  but you get the idea from the 2011 snowman just above, ahem, the Eiffel). 


Naturally Paris sneaks into our tree.  What would Christmas be without a reminder of Paris?  That would be....I don't know.....abnormal!



I'm a sucker for Christmas lights.  A tree, a string or two of lights outside - it's grand.

HOWEVER

I watched a show on "Extreme Christmas Lights" last week.  Uh.........I don't know what to say.  I appreciate all the work some people do, but really......GET A GRIP!  The tree in Rockefeller Plaza has approximately 30,000 lights.  That's nothing.  When a guy in the suburbs can have 50,000 lights AND animated characters AND rides for the kids.....I'm speechless.  I have no speech.  Apparently some of the people doing this can't have any power on in the house while the outdoor lights are on - the surge would knock out.....well who knows?  Maybe the whole West coast....or East coast......or all of London.  Maybe entire continents would blow up!  I think that's a few lights too many.

Rockefeller Plaza - Wow!

If you remember National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation", you'll appreciate the work that goes into Extreme Christmas Decorating. 

The Griswold family had the most lights in the neighborhood - "Christmas Vacation"

Anyway, to each his own and if some people can't have enough lights, that's good too.  I'm de-lighted.  Get it?  De-lighted.  OK.  I'm done.


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