Hi! You’ve reached an oldie but a goodie about a crooked Christmas tree! We’ve since gone to an artificial tree and recommend the one we have! It’s on the 3rd year and still going strong! You can see it below and buy it here.
You guys. I have a funny story.
We met my parents at a tree lot on Sunday. It was the rainiest day of the year. There were three, count ’em, THREE storms that morning alone. Yeah, I don’t get it either, but that’s what the weather man said, and I trust that guy. He’s good. I even follow him on Twitter. Just sayin’.
Anyway, miraculously at noon the clouds parted and mister sunshine decided to come out and beckon us to the tree lot, so that is where we found ourselves. We were all standing in the midst of all of the pretty trees and were hmm-ing and ha-ing (is that what they say?) about the pros and cons of each of our favorites, when my mom stops and declares, “I want the biggest tree!”
And so that was that.
The top contenders were measured and voila! The tree juuuust a smidgen above the 8 foot mark won the height contest, and into the truck it went, no questions asked. Which, I mean, let me tell you, this was quite exciting for little miss me. My inner child Katie was jumping up and down with excitement, as I’m pretty sure every year I always wanted the biggest tree but with 8 foot ceilings that’s just a silly dream. I mean, where does one put the star? One might ask.
So. The tree gets taken off it’s stand at the tree lot and we drive merrily home, singing Christmas carols loudly (picture the opening scene from “Christmas Vacation,” if you will. Fa la la la la la la la laaaaa!) We get it home, and into the stand my dad already has, and BOOM! Crooked tree! Just like that. We’re all quite puzzled, as we swear it did NOT look like that at the lot!
So. Moral of the story? Bigger is not always better (although this tree IS beautiful) and also please inspect your trees thoroughly before choosing, people. This is important stuff here.
Well I decorated anyway, and the tree nearly fell over and crushed me on a few occasions, but it was beautiful and I wasn’t terribly upset.
And then today my dad and Zack went and bought another stand, and hey, guess what! They made it straight, and it now is quite literally the most perfect Christmas tree my parents have ever had, and I love it. When we had surrendered to the crookedness at first, we just said that it had lots of “character,” only but now you can’t really tell, which is a good thing. Plus, a lot safer, as you don’t have to worry about it falling on you if you brush into it the wrong way. Which is always a good thing, to have one less thing to worry about during the holiday season, you know?
Have you ever had any Christmas tree mishaps? Any other crooked trees out there?