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Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Lack Of Christmas Spirit?

In another thread some one ( I won't say who) mentioned that there seemed to be a general
lack of Christmas Spirit in the air this years.

Then I seen this photo on Twitter and I am wondering exactly what statement (in the name of Christmas Spirit)
this guy was thinking of when he decided to "trim his tree"?

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Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

For the record, I did not take that photo nor is it my tree. I would credit the photog but his name was not given.

 

Mike Savad

10 Months Ago

its festive for something anyway and it's creative anyway. we will call it a mushroom flower to stay pg.

thanksgiving came a week late, spending money became tighter due to different reasons, i think many are either at the mall or are recovering from big box injuries sustained from sales. and i think it will come back. while i haven't counted lights, there is very little. where i am the weather is 27, then it's 60, then it's 30 for a while, end of the week 60 again, the following monday snow of some kind. so it's like winter then spring all in one week.

---Mike Savad

 

Roger Swezey

10 Months Ago

Re:..Photograph

"Christmas Spurt" ???

 

Roz Barron Abellera

10 Months Ago

Bah Hum Bug!


-Roz Barron Abellera

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Roger!! lol

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

I really want to know what this guy was thinking, Did he know?
He certainly knows by now but don't seem to care.

Can you image his neighbors?!!

How about the local Christian coalition?

Wonder if the Mayor came to his tree lighting ceremony?

I have soooo many questions.... lol

 

Jeffery Johnson

10 Months Ago

I am sure that only adults with already corrupted minds would see anything remotely sexual with this light display.

 

Darice Machel McGuire

10 Months Ago

LOL, now that's the way to decorate a tree!


I use to be so excited about Christmas. It was my favorite holiday of the year. I'd start in Making and buying gifts in July. My Christmas shopping would be done by the time the holiday came around. Being a mother of four, it was such great pleasure to see my kids excitement Christmas mornings, only I was alway a little more excited then they were. I often couldn't sleep thinking how fun it was going to be to see their faces in the morning. I'd be so excited I'd wake them up really early.

About 10 years ago I stopped putting up a tree and decorating. The lack of my "Christmas spirit" came about the time I worked for Michael's Arts & Craft store. The push to sell, sell, sell became so discussing to me. Christmas music started playing in September, not all day but enough to be very annoying. Management ( from Corporate ) was constantly demanding higher sells numbers. My vision of Christmas became tainted. I gave all my decorations to my youngest daughter.

 

MM Anderson

10 Months Ago

I used to have more Christmas spirit when my parents were alive but for many years now it just seems like such an effort to muster up much holiday feeling. I did put up my little tree the other day. I have a ton of ornaments and a collection of ceramic Santas that I put on the mantle. But every year I think about getting rid of most of it then I end up keeping it for another year. I think I'd enjoy Christmas more if the younger children in the family lived close enough to visit. Next year we'll have my nephew's new baby around.

 

Marlene Burns

10 Months Ago

I live in the midst of a Saguaro preserve...and Arizonans decorate our version of 'trees.'
Phallic is phallic, ain't no way of getting around it....
I do, however ,admire the spray of palm fronds on this palm tree!

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

10 Months Ago

Bleah!

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

"I worked for Michael's Arts & Craft store."

Agree Darice.

Spending year after year in a retail establishment I seen the worst of people. Lying, cheating, yelling, screaming, pushing, shoving, and on and on
and on. I got where I just hated it. I became a big Scrooge. I have not put up a tree in 25 years.

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Marlene, we go to Phoenix every years and we have been to the Prescott Rodeo. One can see some interesting things done with those
big wonderful Saguaro.

 

Frank Speaking

10 Months Ago

...

 

Melissa Bittinger

10 Months Ago

I believe I could have gone my entire life not seeing that...........

 

Ricardo De Almeida

10 Months Ago

"Christmas is coming".


 

JC Findley

10 Months Ago

HA

 

Shana Rowe

10 Months Ago

Thanks for the giggle, I needed that!!

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Ricardo! lol

 

Mary Ellen Anderson

10 Months Ago

OMG, it's my neighbor (not really) - lol
--mary ellen anderson

 

Isabella F Abbie Shores

10 Months Ago

Im going to do that to my Yucca

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

I wonder how many times that guy had to go up and down, up and down. I mean you don't crawl out on those
palm frawns... had to be many up and downs on the ladder.

"Im going to do that to my Yucca" Abbie!!! .... Okay, I won't say anything! lol

 

Mike Savad

10 Months Ago

i wonder if it's animated.


---Mike Savad

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Now wouldn't that make a big splash in the neighborhood!! lol

 

Lutz Baar

10 Months Ago

Great speaking avatar, Angelina-Frank!

 

Genevieve Esson

10 Months Ago

No offense, but I think the middle part is s'posed to be coconuts! lol ;)

 

Gina Hyde

10 Months Ago

I dunno< sometimes if the weather feels really hot outside and people are extremly rude doesn't feal like christmas.
That type of palm tree grows really slow and extremly pain in the butt to cut the stems when they grow so they don't look like a tall bush

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Genevieve !!

 

Roz Barron Abellera

10 Months Ago

I think the homeowner has a good head on his shoulders. I wonder how many people in the community keep coming just to see his bush.

-Roz Barron Abellera

 

Roy Erickson

10 Months Ago

As a general rule - I dislike all "holidays" and Christmas borders on being like #2 with Halloween being #1. The wife likes holidays until they are here - she already has the tree up and is ready to take it down - will happen before Xmas I'm sure - I'll go as far as the Christmas cactus that's blooming on the front stoop - but that's it. I'd not have a tree at all. I know - bah humbug and I am the grinch for sure. Thanksgiving is about #3 on the list, maybe four - it always begins well - but by the end of the day - everyone (me and her) need our own room and not be bothered.

 

Mike Savad

10 Months Ago

to help push for sales. i dropped kwanzaa mike for different reasons. and switched to commercial santa instead. hoping it's a trigger for buying.

i honestly always hated christmas, seeing all those who's with their christmas cheer all bubbly and giddy with gifts galore. while i sit without a thing around me, no one thinking i might want a gift even though i gave last year. people needing sherpa's and 3 humped camels to carry it all to their car, while i drive home blinded by lights. it's overly commercial holiday and i wished it would just go away.

then i started selling the who's needed art, they need my art to do their part. they need art for their walls, and art for their balls. they needs it, they wants it, i haves it, get some art whosville.


i'm the one that roots for the grinch until he becomes soft in the end. and feels more for scrooge, until he becomes soft because he's afraid no one will visit him when he's dead - who does that and why would he care? that movies was about - conform or else.


---Mike Savad

 

Marlene Burns

10 Months Ago

the double entendres and wit in the responses have far outweighed the original posted picture...you guys are SO clever!

 

Mike Savad

10 Months Ago

maybe that's the christmas cheer people speak of...


---Mike Savad

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Like I said in one of the other threads, spend as many years in retailing as I did and you too will lose the Christmas spirit.

I understand the economics of it and with so many people depending on retail for their livelihood, I can tolerate it as long as
I don't have to partake in any great way any longer.

I was very, very lucky that my stores never depended on Christmas to be successful. Not saying the extra money wasn't nice,
but a whole lot of small businesses (and maybe some large ones) make their bottom line in the last two months of the year.

Lot of people would be out of work without the commercialized holiday season
That money lost to the economy is money that can not find its way into our pockets by buying artwork.

 

Floyd Snyder

10 Months Ago

Savada Clause.... I don't know... not quite the same ring to it... but it will do!!

 

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