Originally Posted by D Y B FLYERS
It's getting to be that time of year. We just had Halloween, and we have Thanksgiving in a few weeks, with the big one, Christmas in less than 2 months. What do you guys do? Pull a Clark Griswold or do you prefer The Grinch? Personally, Christmas has always been my favorite. I remember a a kid I would love putting up the multi-colored Christmas lights on the shrubs in the front yard. I remember I was about 10 or 11 when my mom put the stop to my multi-colored decorating and went with the all white, yet always allowed my brother and I a tree to put the colors on. I am 27, will be 28 in a few weeks, and I still do my parents decorating. Of course I will put up some colors for them. Anyway, what do you guys like to do? I have a nice apartment with my girlfriend, and I like setting the theme. I don't like to be that tacky person, but for Halloween we had a few pumpkins with some decorations. We're going out tonight, and going to that stupid store Michaels. Looking to buy a door-mat, some lights, and maybe a lighted snowman or something.
Do you guys like getting into the Holidays? I like putting up lights and stuff, what about you?
Happy CHanukah to the clown KY. Hope you get a nice fleshlight on 12/9.
I act like the Grinch... but end up being Griswold. Every year without fail the day after Thanksgiving, the wife drags out our considerable collection of Christmas decorations. The inside is her territory, and the outside is mine.I bitch and moan like a 10 year old. I don't feel like getting out the ladders, climbing on the roof etc (keep in mind I'm in WNY where it's pretty chilly that time of year)... but when I start - I go 110%. I don't go gaudy (ala Griswold), but there are a lot of lights and decorations, garland, wreaths etc.... Then, ineveitably there will be a storm with high winds a week later that ****s up all my hard work.
I do stand firm on when we get our tree though. She always wants to get it way too early, and since a real tree is a must that's not good. We go to a tree farm in the hills south of Buffalo and cut our own. It's tradition - which to me is the best part of the holidays.