Fake Christmas trees

Discussion in 'Shooting the Breeze' started by Purple, 29 Nov 2018.

  1. Purple

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    Fake Christmas Tree = Fake Christmas.
    If you don't get a real one then don't bother with Christmas.

    Discuss... :D
     
  2. Leo

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    Isn't most everything about the modern notion of Christmas fake? Perhaps a fake tree just perpetuates the theme.
     
  3. Purple

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    Leo, you cynic...
     
  4. dub_nerd

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    So, does No Christmas Tree = No Christmas?

    Haven't had one for decades and don't feel I've been missing out.

    If you're looking for a sine qua non, then No Christ = No Christmas! ;)
     
  5. Leo

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    I get even more cynical that usual this time of the year :D
     
  6. Purple

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    I've 4 kids and they insist on it. Three of them are well passed the magic stage but even when they were they know that Santa, like Jesus, doesn't really stand up to much scrutiny.
     
  7. dub_nerd

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    Even if Santa really had been coming down the chimney for centuries, that'd just make him a dirty old man.

    (Even older than that recycled Ronnie Corbett joke)
     
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  8. Purple

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    That's up there with "If we all pull together we can have a white Christmas".
     
  9. dub_nerd

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    I don't think Ronnie Corbett would've come out with that one. :eek:
     
  10. Purple

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    He'd fit down the chimney though.
     
  11. Firefly

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    We have 2 fake Christmas trees up. Does that make more or less Christmassy :(:)
     
  12. odyssey06

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    I was unaware of this scam. It's terrible, unscrupulous retailers trying to offload Easter trees as fake Christmas trees... excuse me while I plug in my fibre optic Hogswatch tree. And by plug in, I mean wake up the daemon that powers it.
     
  13. Purple

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    That makes it twice as fake. :p
     
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  14. dub_nerd

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    Lot of fakery going on in the US where four out of five Christmas trees are fake. The two White House trees are real though -- the National Christmas tree just outside the White House fence and the indoor tree in the Blue Room. There have been fakes on the tree though, notably one of the Clintons' trees had a stocking full of candy for Bill and another filled with coal for (Republican Speaker of the House) Newt Gingrich. Fake presents ... now that's a whole other thing.
     
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  15. Betsy Og

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    Have always had a fake tree. Cheaper, easier, safer, less tidy up. Losing out on the scent I guess, maybe should stick a car air freshener on the back of it. #classy
     
  16. dub_nerd

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    Why hide it? I think those air fresheners would look excellent dangling from all over the tree. #extraclassy

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  17. Purple

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    Why not just get a really big one of those air fresheners?
     
  18. dub_nerd

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    I'm not sure they sell them in giant sizes, but here's the next best thing. You can get them all strung together in packs. Imagine these festooned around your sitting room walls. Perfect for Christmas decorations and you can just tear one open every time you need a bit of freshening. You could extend the festive cheer to the bathroom also.

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  19. Purple

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    Fantastic; you won't even have to leave thee room to fart.
     
  20. Betsy Og

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    What???, does no-one proudly trumpet a fart anymore? Yiz are all gone posh..........