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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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grandtanteJE65 Tue 22-Dec-20 17:24:45

The tree is up and decorated. For the first time ever without the customary argument about the fairy lights!

The boxes I store the tree decorations in are back up in the attic where they belong and the staircase and hall floor are swept, washed and polished.

That will do for today.

Tomorrow: hoovering, washing wash-kitchen floor and some cooking, plus putting up a nativity scene.

Right on schedule. Have to be finished tomorrow as our main celebration is on Christmas Eve.

Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was taken after dark with the flash.

Happy Christmas, everyone!

Canalboatgranma Tue 22-Dec-20 17:29:37

Happy Christmas to all. Yes I'm almost ready as well, just some cooking to do tomorrow.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 22-Dec-20 17:34:15

Our tree. It’s a small one this year growing in its pot.

I’m catering for two this year, so just the ham to cook, probably Christmas Eve although we are doing the rounds delivering all the distance apart presents.

MiniMoon Tue 22-Dec-20 19:13:01

Our little snowy under stairs tree.
We have a larger green one in the living room, but the little white one is covered by my DiL.
It is in white twinkle mode, it has several different light modes with white, bright multi and pastel multi. We like the white lights best.

EllanVannin Tue 22-Dec-20 19:37:34

What lovely trees and here's me, I haven't bothered this year. I remembered the lights going caput last year so I threw them out and didn't replace them.

They do brighten things up though and I like sitting with just the glow of tree lights, they're warming.

lemongrove Tue 22-Dec-20 20:51:59

Looks lovely grandtante and is that a festive box of chocs I see?😄

A white tree here this year.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 22-Dec-20 20:58:45

Real tree in lounge, 2020 Christmas will be different but still celebrated.

EllanVannin Tue 22-Dec-20 21:59:34

Just fabulous.

ixion Tue 22-Dec-20 22:21:34

My fairy dolly, looking different for the first time in 65 years!

GrannyGravy13 Tue 22-Dec-20 22:28:20

Brilliant ixion

Georgesgran Tue 22-Dec-20 22:35:25

Grannygravy - that is fabulous!

GrannyGravy13 Tue 22-Dec-20 22:43:04


Grannygravy - that is fabulous!

Thank you, keeping Christmas traditions as normal is helping me get through this year, we would have been 18+ house full to the brim.

Hopefully next year 🎄🎄🎄🎄

Spinnaker Tue 22-Dec-20 22:58:58

Real tree here but have to say because we decided to trim up earlier than usual it's just starting (I think) to look a bit jaded tchhmm
Btw the radiator behind it is turned off grin

Witzend Tue 22-Dec-20 23:49:53

It does feel odd not to be catering for hordes for once. Even when we went to a dd last year I took everything and cooked (I offered and was happy to) because dd was about to produce Gdc3. Highly capable SiL would have done it but he had more energy for entertaining Gdcs 1 and 2, then still only 3 and 4.

So I’ve never been so organised - very little still to do apart from yet more mince pies and the stuffing. I’ve even done dh’s stocking - except for the traditional tangerine (clementine now) in the toe.
Here’s our tree - it’s been up for a while now.

rosecarmel Wed 23-Dec-20 00:14:07

Wonderful thread! Gorgeous trees, every one!

CanadianGran Wed 23-Dec-20 03:46:20

Beautiful trees! My DH was convinced that we weren't going to celebrate at all this year, but bah-humbug to him!

We have the tree up, gifts and baking dropped off at front doors with a wave, and I have put on Christmas music while putzing around the kitchen.

Purchased a turkey breast and will make it stuffed with a sausage dressing. similar to this, and just right for the two of us with some leftover.

grandtanteJE65 Thu 24-Dec-20 10:59:06

Yes, there are quality st chocs in the little baskets, that you can't actually see, on the tree.

Happy Christmas to you all. There are some gorgeous trees!

M0nica Thu 24-Dec-20 11:35:10

What is more, it is snowing in York (and no doubt other areas)

LauraNorder Thu 24-Dec-20 11:44:37

No real tree here this year and ten year old fairy made by then three year old granddaughter has pride of place as always.
I love all of your lovely trees and decorations.
Merry Christmas to one and all

LauraNorder Thu 24-Dec-20 11:45:40

ixion tchsmile