Every December when my dad is home he gets the ladder and put it below the attic. My sister goes and moves the part blocking the attic and then she disappears. I can hear her above me moving and grabbing things. She sticks out the boxes and bags while my dad grabs them and hands them to me. Then I take them and put the boxes and bags on the living room floor.
When the tree is out of the box my sister and I put the tree together. The hardest part is the lights because we leave them in from the year before. So my sister and I struggle to put the right plugs together. After that we spend about 1 to 3 days putting up ornaments and the garlands.
There is only one tradition at my house for the tree. It is that no one puts the start on except for my dad!
One Christmas my pet bird Jumper’s cage was next to the tree so every now and then we heard a “tweet”. I was looking everywhere for him. So I sat down on the couch, looked to the side and saw him in the middle of the tree!
By the way the tree is taller than me – just about three inches taller.
Each year when it gets to the month of December we go downstairs into the garage and move all the old plastic dusty boxes just to then find our old torn broken cardboard box with our Christmas tree in it.
It’s usually very gross and dirty so we clean it with a wet towel. After, we assemble it I have a lot of fun with that because It do it all wrong and my mom gets made at me then assembles it herself! The pieces are kind of heavy so when I pick them up well they usually hit me in the face because I can’t lift them, but I laugh. Oops I forgot the tree stand! Well, our tree stand is very old – I think from when I was a baby but maybe I’m just mistaken that it just looks old but isn’t. Anyways it usually breaks or the tree doesn’t fit in properly so last year we got a brand new one.
When I was a kid I remember that my cat used to hide in the tree or lay on the branches. IT was really funny so we took lots of pircuters.
Well back to the tree. I don’t really like it. It’s very small. I’m not as tall as it is buy could say almost. I doesn’t look that real. The needs are very dark green. I think trees should have a variety of green colour so it looks more realistic, but that’s just my opinion.
The tree is in three parts so there are some gaps that have no needles. It looks weird but I guess it’s kind of our little tradition -how it’s part of us.
I remember one year we got a real tree. I was so excited that for once in my life I got a real tree. They are so beautiful I would like to have a real tree for every year by my mom finds it annoying to pick up all the needles on the floor. I wouldn’t like that also but I would not care. I’d rather have a natural tree than an ariticial one.
Some people say that we shouldn’t buy real trees because it’s a waste of trees and we will have no more oxygen but in reality they are specially grown in a tree farm sot that’s not in a forest. The other people say it’s okay to buy natural trees and I do agree with them becasue I think it’s the one time in your life that you can have a nice beautiful tree for a month and you should take control of that. Just get what you want whether it’s natural or fake.
Do you know what a family tree is? If not, a family tree is a tree with all your family members on a tree. I told you that because at Christmas our tree is filled with our family pictures.
First my tree is green like every normal tree, except mine is a bit different because it is artificial. My tree was bought when I was born because the other one fell down. My father said that I always wanted to reach it. But it couldn’t fit it in our house so we had to cut it at the top. Usually it is my mom that decorates the trees. I forgot to say that I had two trees at my house. My sister does one down stairs and my mother upstairs.
The best year we did it was in 2008. I found it was the best year because I could go at the back of the tree. It smelled bad – I think like moth balls. At the back I found a picture of my great-great-grandfather. He had a long beard with no hair. He looked very funny. I find all the pictures look good on the tree.
We still have ornaments also on our tree. At the top of the tree there is an angel. It has a light built into it so it lights up. It is fun because at night we open the angel and it glows yellow.