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treeFirst time EVER I’ve finished Christmas this far ahead. Probably because it’s the first time in a decade I haven’t been falling off an airplane right before the big day.

We sent our cards, put up the tree, did all our shopping. We’re having a Very Amazon Christmas this year. Even our Christmas goose is coming by special delivery.

Yep. Goose this year. I hesitated because they’re so large and not very nice cold the next day, but we found a Waitrose that was selling half geese.

This is our bestest tree ever, too. It’s the first time we’ve spent any money on one. Our usual MO was to drive all around the county on the 23rd scavenging for a hunchback reject nobody else wanted. Two years running, we got a pretty decent tree for £1 at the Spar shop (think 7-11). One year, we had to fashion a tree toupée from twine and surplus branches.

And what did I get YOU for Christmas? This crappy post! 



Comment from Dawn
Time: December 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

awww thanks. It’s just what I wanted.

Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: December 14, 2009, 8:19 pm

Merry Christmas. (Although I’m pretty sure it’s not Christmas until panic sets in!) I have done absolutely nothing toward the big day yet.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 14, 2009, 8:20 pm

It will only survive until Schroedinger arrives to inspect it. Then, ALL BETS ARE OFF!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

Mine is an EVIL laugh!! 🙂

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 14, 2009, 8:23 pm

Actually, I need to get a real tree this year as well. The only fake trees that can stand up to that little monster cost around $219 dollars.

you should see what he did last year to the tree I put up. TOTALY FLATTENED……

he was gonna get dem dastardly birdy ornaments OR ELSE!!!

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: December 14, 2009, 9:15 pm

You could always just keep him in a Christmas box until the holiday is over, Scuba. 🙂

Nice tree Ms Weasel! We put ours up yesterday, but our DD is out of town until Christmas day so we won’t decorate until then. And goose? Goose’s are so darn cute, how can you eat one???????

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 14, 2009, 9:53 pm

ALL food is cute when it’s walking around. Trussed up and covered in foil? Considerably less so.

Comment from Deborah
Time: December 14, 2009, 9:54 pm

Merry Christmas to Badger House! I like your tree—it’s real, not like mine (covered in birds and cute, but small and fake). How tall is your tree? There’s nothing to gauge the scale, unless that is a computer disk I see hanging on the lower right. What else do you serve with goose?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 14, 2009, 9:56 pm

Nah, I’d miss him too much. he can be a little shit sometimes, but he’s a LOVEABLE little shit (and he knows it, too)

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 14, 2009, 10:31 pm

Thank you, Deborah – and a Merry Christmas to you, too 🙂

It’s not a very big tree (our ancestors were small and you’d be amazed how low the ceilings are here). It sits in a ‘high spot’ where.. ummm.. I dunno.. they herded the mammoths through or something and is about six feet tall – with a dizzying gap of about a foot above it!

In the main room, Her Ladyship and I just just scrape in under the beams – well, except for one, that is, where it’s a case of duck or die.

You get used to it.

As for the goose and what goes with, we’ll treat it just like a turkey.

Ackshly. one of the best things about goose is the fat they bequeath. Goose fat is legendary for the roast potatoes it produces.

Stop drooling, badger. It’s rude.

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: December 14, 2009, 11:13 pm

Bah. I’m too busy for any of this Christmas stuff. Doing my finals this week you see. I also have the theme to “Love Boat” stuck in my head.

Oh Deborah, get a cat. Then you can have REAL birds for your tree.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 15, 2009, 8:14 am

Good luck, RW!

Comment from Nicole
Time: December 15, 2009, 9:25 am

Looks very Christmasy. I am appreciating photos this year as I have talked myself out of getting a tree. We don’t spend any time in the room it would be in to enjoy it and I’d have to find a place to dispose of it come January. Well, okay, not so much the finding of a place as the getting out in subzero with wind to get rid of it. I’m a wuss when it comes to that. 🙂

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 15, 2009, 10:26 am

I can’t put up a real tree because of the 5 dogs and 4 cats. Nothing worse than tinsel after having gone through the gastrointestinal tract of a cat.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: December 15, 2009, 10:56 am

Well, there is worse, I’m sorry to say. Helping it come out. EWWWW, EW EW.

I bet your tree smells divine. I was out in Cali forn i a. Last week and our friends put up their tree. I just lurved sitting next to it with the fire roaring, it smelled wonderful!! Alas, we have the faux tree in our house and there just is NO areosol that gives that fresh piney smell.

Comment from Deborah
Time: December 15, 2009, 10:59 am

Mmm. Taters roasted in goose fat—sounds delish. Here at Buzzards Roost, Christmas is coming on the 19th! I’ve decided on a traditional meal in my family: brisket, pinto beans, cornbread, cold salads–which the rest of the family will bring (potato, pea, green tossed, cole slaw), and PAH! (pumpkin, pecan, Dutch apple, and a layered pudding dessert called “Better Than Sex Cake” which the men adore) Merry Christmas Y’all!

Comment from Oldcat
Time: December 15, 2009, 12:26 pm

I’m embarrassed. I only got you this silly comment.

Comment from JuliaM
Time: December 15, 2009, 2:27 pm

“I hesitated because they’re so large and not very nice cold the next day…”

Au contraire! Cold goose is the best, better even than cold turkey!

Wait. That came out wrong…

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: December 15, 2009, 7:40 pm

Okay Deborah, you must share the better than sex cake thing.

Comment from mesa in Texas
Time: December 16, 2009, 12:01 am

That’s a nice tree, not as nice as the crap tree, though — http://michaelscomments.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-crap-tree-4/

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