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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    We put up our Christmas tree last night (well, I put it up, and the lady of the house did the decorating while I drank).

    So let's see all your Christmas trees.

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    It just isn't Christmas without Aluminum.

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    Looks like a couple of peaceful, joyous, loving residences, Gentlemen.

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    Kevin that is a Charlie Brown Christmas tree if there ever was one !!! Nice!!!

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    I really really really want a Godzilla Christmas Tree!

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    Cripes Pecken,
    That looks like it was laid out by Normal Rockwell?
    A tip of my hat to you sir!

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    Kevin,
    A close second but those martini glasses seem empty?
    How about some Hendricks to start the season correctly?
    Cheers my friend.

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    The Charlie Brown tree is awesome, Kevin. Very nice

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    Kevin: Please give that tree a blanket.

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    I love that tree Kevin. Godzilla is pretty cool as well.

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    I love Kevin's tree ... small, but sincere ...

    It reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas memories, but the story is SO too-long for a punch line that would cause everyone to say 'huh?' and would leave me with a final response that 'I guess you had to be there' ...

    so, I'll not cause a diversion to Peck's thread but just say it's a warm memory for me, so thanks, Kevin ...

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    Beautiful Christmas scene, Peck. Thanks for the picture. We'll start decorating this weekend.

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    My wife took this shot of our son sleeping on the couch. I told her she must have been channelling Norman Rockwell.

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    That picture is adorable Peck, aren't they just so innocent and sweet when they're sleeping? Then they wake up!

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    Those are some great trees! We'll have ours up tonight, Ill post some pics a little later.

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    It was my daughter's birthday on Wednesday so she won't let us put up the Christmas decorations until after her birthday. Her party with her friends is tomorrow so after that we'll be doing the decorations on Sunday.

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    Peck, that is one classic looking scene, nice work.

    Kevin - yours is the polar opposite of Peck's, but just as nice. I even like Vigil's aluminum tree, it's 1959 all over again - nice work everybody.

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    Thanks guys. Yeah, Brian, they are hellions when they are awake. I wouldn't have it any other way, though.

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    Peck, Kevin,

    Both; nostalgic, and classic.
    Very nice.


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    Very nice guys. It's not a picture of am Xmas but here is one of my cat guarding one of our Xmas decorations.

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    Great pix Peck! The young man looks pretty content.

    Ah Christmas, the time of the season where my wife goes, well, nuts. We've spend the last two weekends putting lights out (I have to restrain here here...) which includes out back patio and shed. She starts playing Christmas music on the first of November. The other day, at Boswells, the Charlie Brown theme was playing and I exclaimed I was sick of that song. The guys all asked why, as it was a great tune. I said it was, but hearing it in October it gets old fast...

    The Christmas tree, well, that's an adventure in patience. We typically spend 4-5 hours searching for the right fresh tree to cut down. We've already spend two hours at a local farm but no likely suspects. So, next weekend, off to another one, about 90 minutes from the house. Hopefully that giant place in PA yields a winner. We've bought trees, brought it home and then promptly threw it back out side for the fire pit, so I can never rule out finding the right tree on the first go-around.

    Then begins two days of putting down the train platform, village and decorating the tree. She usually picks a tree about 40% too large for our family room, I'm sure this year will be no different.

    We have a 1 year old cat who loves to climb, so this should be real interesting.

    In her defense, her childhood Christmas' were full of problems due to two alcoholic parents.

    I'll snap some pix and post as this develops. The upside is for the tree shopping, I can smoke my pipe at will.

    Al

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    Man, I don't think I would step a foot in the door with that vicious looking cat guarding everything. Looks regal though.

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    Beautiful pictures,Peck that boy is a little Angel, took after his Mother,Hum?

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    Cutting down a perfectly good tree for my vanity, then discarding it a month later, is against my beliefs. Oh, wait a minute, I don't have any beliefs

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    Looking at Kevin's tree got me thinking that I've seen that somewhere before... No, not Charlie Brown... Somewhere else.

    Today, it hit me.. Kevin is channeling Jack Webb!

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    Here's the 2013 Russell tree!

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    I can't believe you guys already have your trees up!
    I am always amazed that people start saying Merry Christmas earlier and earlier each year...
    Tonight I was at a function, and someone wished me a Merry Christmas... not even December yet!
    Good for you though, those who got an early start...

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    It's a plot.

    I work for a retail chain. If we get you guys thinking about Christmas in October then we extend the holiday shopping period...

    Conspiracy theories aside, my wife and I love the Christmas season, and can't wait to decorate the house.

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    My daughters birthday is at the end of November so we wait for those festivities to be over before we start on the Christmas decorations. So its off to get the tree and decorations this afternoon.

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    Mine should be up some time this week, and I'll post pics.

    Peck, those picture are so good, they almost don't look real! You have a beautiful home by the way, and a great lookin kid. Oh, when are we gonna get to see a pic of your WHOLE pipe collection?

    Kevin, it must have taken all day to decorate that tree, very nice!

    Kcghost, that cat looks evil as hell! Lol!

    Nice trees guys!

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    All nice trees.

    Kevin, I especially like yours.

    Not sure when we'll be putting up a tree and decorations. My fiance usually doesn't decorate until a week or two before Christmas.

    "The thinking man always smokes a Peterson." -Peterson of Dublin
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    Peck, those picture are so good, they almost don't look real! You have a beautiful home by the way, and a great lookin kid. Oh, when are we gonna get to see a pic of your WHOLE pipe collection?

    Credit the wife for that. She is a photographer and even her casual pictures, like these where she doesn't use studio lighting and just snaps, look way better than anything I could possibly muster. She says, though, that it is 95% the camera.

    Pat, love the tree and the train.

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    Ha ha, Irish, Iove the sign!

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    Just finished today - with the help of my two daughters and one barking dog.

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    Nice pictures, everyone. Keep 'em coming!

    Peck, that train is our advent calendar. Problem is our retriever, Maia, isn't as well behaved as your two look like they might be. So our train is floating without chocolate.

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    Killer tree and room, peck.

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    OK. Here's mine. My youngest son Jonathan, aged 6, in the foreground.

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    Great stuff.

    Pat, my wife picked up my kids a lego advent calendar. Each day you pop a door open and you get a bunch of lego pieces that build a character. Each day you also get some extra pieces. When all the days are done, the extra pieces you got each day build something. I have to say, I thought it was pretty cool.

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    Looks great Kash, and Jonathan looks like he's concentrating on something.

    Peck, if we ever have kids, and my wife finds anything like a lego advent calendar, she'll be making sure she brings home one for me too. Otherwise I'd be making spaceships with the kid's lego once s/he gets off to bed.

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    Our tree. My girlfriend is from Texas (where I was stationed) so our Christmas' have been western themed.

    Pruss, I do that with my kid's Legos as well. I grew up playing with them (my all-time favorite toy as a kid). I built this Dalek last week when my kid was at school.

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    Nice lookin' tree Commander.

    On a, slightly, divergent thread... Has anyone else noted the move away from coloured lights on Christmas trees and a wider adoption of just white lights? I have always been a fan of twinkling lights in different colours, and the different moods created by a lit tree in a dark room.

    So, for those of you who haven't yet posted your tree, which way do you go? For those of you who already have, what made you choose to go colourful or white with your lights?

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    very nice trees guys mines still in the woods somewhere but ill snap a few pics before and after.


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    and my buddy loves Christmas!

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    I've always hated the colored lights. Like many things, they are fine for other people, I just don't like them in my house. The lights in my tree do twinkle and such, just white.

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    I change up every new tree we buy. So about every few years we get a new one. Next tree gets nothing but blue lights.

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    For those of you who already have, what made you choose to go colourful or white with your lights?

    I used the big, old fashioned colored bulbs (red & green). I associate the large colored bulbs with my childhood. Plus they are also for me, reminiscent of the 1940s - a time period I am fond of.

    I'll admit, back in the 90s, I was all about pure white lights - no color. Now I've done a 180 - go figure.

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    Well, since I have an aluminum tree (goes with my Falcon's) The colors are always changing between Red, Green, Gold, and Blue from the Color Wheel...

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    A bump, to keep the pics coming.

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    Great photos everyone

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    I'm glad I don't have pets to mess with my tree, but I have a 2 y/o little girl that likes to pick the low hanging decorations. How do you prevent this? Electric fence? Shock collar? Bare bottom half?

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    The search for the perfect tree began again today. We've been to a tree farm in WV and PA but no winners. Today we visited three tree farms in our neighboring county.

    Farm #1, full of optimism. It rained 5" here yesteday, so it was quite muddy. Two hours of searching and three pipes, no dice.

    Farm #2 - near Washington, big mistake, there must have been 1000 people there and no trees over 4' tall.

    Farm #3 - Success, after only 15 minutes, I didn't even have time to pack and light my pipe. We celebrated with a bottle of wind and sandwiches at a local pub.

    Tomorrow, the decorating begins.....

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    Congrats Al! Glad the weather held up for you. Looks like a good time.

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    Great tree, Gray!

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    Nice trees everyone - and Al, that's a beauty!

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    Wonderful trees, all, but especially Kevin!

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    No tree pic from here this year but those are some fine looking trees!!!!!!!!

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    Not a very good picture, but this is what I get to sit and look at every night!

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    Peace at last, she's done.

    Tree and decorations. Next up, the village and train.

    And done. We have a lot of fun with the village. If anyone has a "Tobacco Shop" give me a shout, but I guess the anti's have eliminated that village staple.

    Even the dog gets into the act

    The stockings aren't yet hung by the chimney with care, but the cat found them a cozy bed by the fire.

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    Al, that's just awesome. Thanks for posting.

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    Al, that's just awesome. Thanks for posting.

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    Well we finally managed to get the tree up and decorated this weekend. Also got the lights outside done so now I can relax. As for why the white lights Pat.....because my wife told me to! I'm colour blind so I have trouble with matching things up so I've left all the decorations exactly as she would want them so that they look nice.

    Here's my tree, we used to have a skirt.....then our cat decided to um, spoil it.

    And here are my little helpers!

    And I had to move my pipe and tobacco cabinet to put the tree up, I hope they realize the sacrifice they've asked me to make!!!

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    Nice tree, and nice kids!

    Next year, just put Christmas ornaments and lights around the pipe cabinet.

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    See now that's some creative thinking Pat!!! I'm sure the kids won't mind at all, well Ella will roll her eyes and call me a nerd.........so it will just be a normal day.

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    Had to put it up on table PMon wanted to lick the balls, seems like they're prettier than his. LOL

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    Had to put it up on table PMon wanted to lick the balls, seems like they're prettier than his. LOL

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