5 thoughts on “X-mas Q”

  1. Smells nice.

    (real answer? Prince Albert, not in a can, instilled the german custom to the anglo world. Further back than that I have not heard or can not remember.)

  2. It’s the modern version of the Yule Log! Didn’t the Pagans cut down a big tree, drag into a public hall and burn it for 12 days? Decorating a cut tree without burning it is much more civilised.

    I hope to be proven wrong by someone who knows more about this stuff than I profess to.

  3. This is why I have a really realistic looking artificial tree 🙂 I just can’t bring myself to kill a living thing that otherwise wouldn’t die, just to toss it in my driveway after a couple weeks to “decorate” a landfill.

    If I were in a house rather than a condo, I *might* get a live tree… that way at the end of it’s use as a Christmas decoration, I could chop it up and use it in my fire pit (NOT the fireplace, mind you – pine is HORRIBLE for your chimney).

  4. O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Wie grün sind deine Blätter!
    Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
    Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Wie grün sind deine Blätter!

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
    Wie oft hat schon zur Winterszeit
    Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
    Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
    Gibt Mut und Kraft zu jeder Zeit!
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Dein Kleid will mich was lehren!

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