…It is only November 3rd and they are selling real Christmas trees already!!!

3rd Novemember...

I took this photograph whilst I was out and about today.

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2012

12 Responses to “I Don’t Believe it…”

  1. I noticed that yesterday, and the lights are going up in the streets too, all of which used to infuriate me but I can now deal with it without it annoying or depressing me, because I think of then as winter lights and winter trees, getting ready to cheers us towards the Solstice and back (which is all I celebrate anyway) and so it’s all fine with me. Only 47 days until the Solstice.

    • CherryPie says:

      The commercialism and cashing in of what is supposed to be a festival for the Christian faith has always bothered me. I feel the same about cashing in on all sorts of other occasions too (Mothers/Fathers day for example). It only used to be for just a few weeks before Christmas but now it is dragged out for several months.

      Now these things are dragged out over a period of time and no-one enjoys the actually event, even if all they were looking forward to getting a few days off work. Everyone is fed up with it before it arrives.

      The thing that particularly annoyed me about the trees is what rusty duck mentions in her comment below. The trees will not last until Christmas. What a complete and utter waste and many ways!!!

      Ooops! I see I have slipped into a rant… Normal service will be resumed ASAP.

  2. rusty duck says:

    I feel increasingly uneasy about real trees anyway. Such a waste. But these are surely going to be bald by Christmas?

    • CherryPie says:

      I have never had a real tree in my house. I have an artificial one which I have enjoyed for many years :-)

      As you commented it is the fact that they will not last until Christmas that annoyed me most. I also don’t understand why someone would want to have a tree up in their house so many weeks before Christmas. But judging by the people I work with they like their Christmas trees and decorations up for weeks before the event…

      Perhaps there is something wrong with me, I only like to put up my tree one or two weeks before Christmas. It gives me focus on the season of good will :-)

  3. Claude says:

    It is such a waste! I don’t know why it is still allowed, and specially practiced (it seems the bigger, the better) in government buildings and churches. Those places should know better, and should give an example of conservation and long term wisdom to people. There are better ways to celebrate the Holidays than by using a freshly cut tree for such a short period. Sorry for the rant, Cherie. I haven’t bought a real tree, for the last 20 years. And I give money, every year, to a tree planting association.

    • CherryPie says:

      Feel free to rant as much as you like :-)

      I have never bought a real tree, but I do like to see my artificial tree and its decorations for a couple of weeks over the festive season. It it always reminds me of gathering family and friends together and some wonderful memories over the years.

      There were one or two occasions in recent years when I really couldn’t be bothered, but I did it anyway and it did make a difference in the end :-)

  4. Bernard says:

    Nothing surprises me now about the ‘commercialisation’ of our true traditions and religious celebrations. I have never in my whole life bought a dead ‘real’ tree. (ie those sawn off and their stumps inserted into wooden bases). If those in your picture are living trees, rooted in pots, then that is how I remember Christmas trees. Ours at home was growing in the garden, (still expecting to find it in one of my old photos) and every December potted up and probably about a week before the 25th, brought indoors and decorated. After the Festivities it was re-planted back into its hole, with a good layer of Dad’s best compost. It always survived, :) and was welcomed back into our home the following Christmas.
    Now in later years, I have always used an artificial tree as part of my Christmas decorations. Mind you, they are looking very ‘aged’, (and yes, I have two – I never throw anything away! ) after many, many happy years.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is the commercialism and the stupidity that annoys me.

      You are correct in calling them dead trees, I have never bought one either. I don’t think the trees in the picture are even inserted into wooden bases, they are just chopped off like a cut flower…

      My Mum and Dad did have a small tree that grew in the garden and they brought in each Christmas which had pride of place in their conservatory at Christmas. One unfavorable summer saw it off, but I do still have fond memories of the tree and those Christmases :-)

      I have to confess I have two trees as well ;-) I like to put the second one in the front of the house for other people to enjoy from outside, my main room is at the back of the house and not overlooked, so baring snooping the tree is not visible to others.


  5. CalumCarr says:

    Was in Costa with kids yesterday. Tinsel up, staff in Christmas hats, jerseys.

    Think it’s time to hibernate!

    • CherryPie says:

      Hi Calum, it is good to see you again :-)

      It is ridiculous dressing up for Christmas so soon. I think I will avoid the shops until Christmas has come and gone…

  6. Ha ha… It snowed in the West Country last weekend.
    Christmas has certainly come earlier this year.