Thursday, December 24, 2009

A very Charlie Brown Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve!  Since we are so close to Christmas, I figured it was time to share the one thing I really want this year gift-wise (aside from polka dot rain boots, that is).
A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!  

This one is from Target, and it's been sold out for a few weeks.  Glad so many people are taking the Charlie Brown Christmas spirit to heart this year and remembering that Christmas is about more than the gifts - it is about the time spent with others.
(although the whole buy-a-Charlie-Brown-tree kind of goes against the entire purpose of Charlie Brown's tree...)

So in the spirit of Charlie Brownness, I made my own Charlie Brown tree!

I used a pink ornament instead of a red one :)
My base is a repurposed citronella candle and the 'tree' is a branch that broke off a Christmas tree my parents bought live and planted in their yard after the holidays nearly thirty years ago.  If I had made the ornament from recycled soda cans, this tree would have been total awesomeness - but I still think it is pretty great.

In my online perusals, I came across this great contest:

Here are my favorite entries:

This group gathers each year to decorate this sad-looking city-owned tree that grows in a median (of what looks like a pretty busy area of town).  How Charlie Brown is that?  Caring for a neglected tree?  Totally Charlie Brown!

This is a future seeing eye dog with his or her Charlie Brown Christmas tree.  Helping others?  I call that a Charlie Brown kind of thing to do (and if the dog's name is Snoopy, two bonus points!).  I love the way the dog is eying up the tree in this picture.

Want to get into the Charlie Brown Christmas spirit?  Pop the classic Vince Guaraldi Trio's "A Charlie Brown Christmas " into your CD player or download a few tracks.  It's my favorite music to listen to at Christmastime and it always gets me in the Christmas spirit.  Have a wonderful holiday all, and take a moment to remember what this time of year is really about.

Warm Wishes,

Photos, other than my own, copyright Target, Inc. and Hearst Newspapers.


kelsealaurel said...

Awww I love Charlie Brown's Christmas! I just watched it a couple days ago to get into the holiday spirit =) I've gotta keep an eye out for that tree at Target it's adorable!!!

Unknown said...

I haven't been able to find it on tv - I'm planning on watching it on youtube tonight. It always gets me in the holiday spirit too! Happy Holidays KelseaLaurel :)

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