The Exile Files

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Christmas Tree 2009

Posted by Exile on December 28, 2009

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Not the biggest tree we’ve ever had but one of the prettiest.

I’m a bit of a nutcase when it comes to the tree. It has to be big. Floor to ceiling and big enough round to hide all the presents that collect underneath it.

The dogs used it to hide under as well.

My wife usually takes on the foreboding task of decorating it and always does it well.

This one will stand here for the twelve days of Christmas and will be gone again by evening time on the 6th of January. Yep. Christmas lasts twelve days. I have no idea why.

I hope you all got the presents you wanted, some you didn’t expect and all of the things that you needed.

For a non-Christian, I like Christmas. We all need the break and the winter solstice deserves celebrating. The shortest day has come and gone, the days will begin to lengthen now.

Which is why Christmas is where it is on the calendar. The Christians wouldn’t have had a chance if they hadn’t replaced the pagan winter feast with something similar.

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to Spring.

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