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Putting Up the Christmas Tree

2020 is a weird year. We put up our Christmas tree tonight, Wednesday night. We did it after my daughter finished her homework. But we couldn’t take too long, since she has to be up for school tomorrow and had to get to bed. Normally, we would have done it on a Sunday afternoon. We […]

Taking Down the Christmas Tree

Of all the grown-up things I have to do, I think my least favorite is taking down the Christmas tree in the beginning of January. There are two main reasons for this. The first is obvious, it is the absolute, no kidding, real end of the holiday season. The second is the stress. I know […]

Christmas Trees

Charles Dickens wrote a piece called “A Christmas Tree” as a magazine article. In it, he describes a gathering of people admiring a Christmas tree. Then he goes on to describe all the memories that get triggered by the sight. He remembers childhood toys, food, and ghost stories among other things. Until this year, the […]