I MUST ADMIT IT. I AM NOW OFFICIALLY IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER - RIGHT? We just got our REAL Christmas tree and put it in the stand. Since we are purists in this regard, we allow the tree to sit in water overnight so all the limbs can "fallout" before we add the new lights we bought for this year and ornaments, some of which are 60 years old.
So, which are you and yours - Real or Fake? I have several in-laws, family members and friends who are a part of the disloyal group of FAKE TREE owners. I am sure all those trees were made in China. But don't be too concerned about that. Almost everything is made in China nowadays. But not REAL Christmas trees!! We are card carrying members of the REAL TREE FAMILY of true believers helping our fellow Americans who grow Christmas trees on over 15,000 tree farms across the fruited plain. Good for the environment and good for all of the poor souls who are willing to go through the process of buying, setting up and decorating a REAL tree. God Bless America and the farmers. Many of my bride's family are farmers. Hard working, good Americans all.
So for all of you hardy Revelers, I have given you a little News Flash below to argue both sides of this most venomous debate. Enjoy the take.
And since this is the Top 25 Christmas Countdown, I have included today's tune about someone you love changing everything - Multiple Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, the inaugural winner of American Idol, with a great live performance of NO. 18 ON THE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN - UNDERNEATH THE TREE.
If you don't have that real or fake tree up, you better hurry. The big day is just around the corner. Merry Christmas.