Advent Calendar – December 1, 2010


The Christmas Tree

Did you have a real tree or was it artificial? How big was the tree? Who decorated the tree? What types of Christmas trees did your ancestors have?

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  1. Andrea J

    Advent Calendar: Day 1 – The Christmas Tree. Our daughter was approaching her first Christmas, then she would turn one in January. We had friends who had a huge old house and wanted a BIG Christmas tree.
    My husband’s aunt & uncle lived in a different state, but owned acreage near our home. So we drove them to his relatives property for a free Christmas Tree. Skip’s wife and I stayed on top of the plateau with my daughter. The men went on a hunt for “the tree”. When they finally came huffing and puffing up the mountain side, they had the biggest pine tree I’d ever seen. I asked them how they were going to get it to Skip’s house?
    The men tied it to the roof of our 1953 Plymouth. It was sooooo BIG hanging over the roof top and around the car, completely encasing it. It looked like the tree was being driven down the road.
    When we got to Skip’s house, they didn’t have a holder big enough for it. So the men made a holder out of wooden slats. As big as their house was, the tree was bigger. They put it up in the living room, but half of it spread out into the dining room. That was one big Christmas tree!

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