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Christmas Decorating
My husband was sullen.
"It's seventy-five degrees," he said.
I sat on the porch of my brother's home in Southern California, basking in the afternoon sun.
"It's supposed to be cold," he said.
I nodded."It's California," I said.
My husband is from eastern North Carolina, and to him, Christmas should involve a jacket and gloves, not shorts and t-shirts.
"And they don't even have a tree," he said.
I nodded.
In addition to it being warm outside on Christmas Eve, when we arrived at my brother and sister-in-law's house that morning, we were greeted by what appeared to be a dead tree in a pot with a few plastic ornaments hanging from it. They do not celebrate Christmas, but they wanted to make my husband feel comfortable. Being practical, they bought a monkey puzzle tree that they would later plant in the yard and decorated that.
"No point in buying a dead tree that's just going to go to the landfill," my brother said when my husband pointed, gaping at their "Christmas tree."
I knew what my husband was thinking. His family would, at that very moment, be sitting around a gigantic pine tree decked out in matching white and red ornaments and thousands of tiny white lights. Their coats would be hanging from the coat rack at the front door.
At my brother's front door, there were several pairs of flip-flops.
Our own tree was fully decorated and probably being climbed by our cat.
"We're leaving the tree up until after New Year's, right?" he asked.
I nodded, smiling.
What holiday do you associate with this time of year?

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Christmas Decorating

 My husband was sullen.
"It's seventy-five degrees," he said.
I sat on the porch of my brother's home in Southern California, basking in the afternoon sun.

"It's supposed to be cold," he said.
I nodded."It's California," I said.

My husband is from eastern North Carolina, and to him, Christmas should involve a jacket and gloves, not shorts and t-shirts.
"And they don't even have a tree," he said.
I nodded.

In addition to it being warm outside on Christmas Eve, when we arrived at my brother and sister-in-law's house that morning, we were greeted by what appeared to be a dead tree in a pot with a few plastic ornaments hanging from it.  They do not celebrate Christmas, but they wanted to make my husband feel comfortable. Being practical, they bought a monkey puzzle tree that they would later plant in the yard and decorated that.

"No point in buying a dead tree that's just going to go to the landfill," my brother said when my husband pointed, gaping at their "Christmas tree."

I knew what my husband was thinking. His family would, at that very moment, be sitting around a gigantic pine tree decked out in matching white and red ornaments and thousands of tiny white lights. Their coats would be hanging from the coat rack at the front door.

At my brother's front door, there were several pairs of flip-flops.
Our own tree was fully decorated and probably being climbed by our cat.

"We're leaving the tree up until after New Year's, right?" he asked.
I nodded, smiling.

What holiday do you associate with this time of year?

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Friday at 01:41 AM
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Hi Varsha,


Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words. ๐Ÿ˜‡

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Varsha nath varma
Tuesday at 11:52 PM
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Good teachings about pronunciations. Thank you for the lesson.

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Saturday at 10:01 AM
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Hello Same,


Thankyou for your post. ๐Ÿ˜„ Over Christmas, a tree is used as a traditional decoration. There are many reasons for this tradition, depending on the beliefs of the group. Some people do it to remind them of spring to come, others as a reminder of everlasting life.


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Same
Sunday at 03:41 PM
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Wow, Christmas decoration!

Why that is tree? I don't know..

Do you know? Please tell me?


Thank you team!

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Thursday at 07:32 PM
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Hi Ahmed,


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Ahmed
Saturday at 10:05 AM
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Hello, very nice lesson. I can relate to what the husband is feeling. it is hard to change what you grew up on.

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Hi Theodore and Patrice,


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Patrice
Friday at 01:00 AM
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...And I fully understand the guy!

Theodore
Friday at 08:55 PM
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The husband is a dramatic kid, isn't he? :shock: