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Christmas with the Carmines

December 20, 2012

Carmine built an addition in his house. The new room has a peaked ceiling at 16 feet. So he bought a new fake tree to go in there. 12 foot tall Christmas tree.
The old tree was only 6 feet. He didn’t buy more decorations and ornaments.
This new tree looks very spartan in its decoration as there aren’t enough ornaments to properly adorn the tree.
And he can’t reach the top so there are no ornaments on top 18 inches of the tree. It looks bad.
Carmine has three Nativity scenes. All three are small and fit atop a table or countertop. He placed all three right next to each other. I don’t know what you think, but I think that’s overkill.

Here is how I’ve customized the decorations for Carmine.

A large spider sits atop a Nativity scene. It’s a Hallowe’en decoration that found itself with the Christmas stuff so it stays and welcomes the birth of Jesus.

I’ve got a monkey driving a horse-drawn wagon delivering pine trees. But not just any monkey, the super-intelligent monkey from the Simpsons episode where Homer went up into space with NASA.

I hung my large rubber chicken doggie chew toy on the tree. I don’t have a dog. I’ve never had a dog. But I have a large rubber chicken doggie chew toy. Don’t ask.

I still haven’t got a gag gift for Carmine this year. Last year was a pomegranate and cell phone charger that had been run over by a car. It’s kind of hard to top that.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob permalink
    December 20, 2012 9:22 am

    I want to put Gung Ho into our nativity scene but I got a lot of grief over that last year.


    But she let you put Dr. Mindbender in lieu of a wiseman, right?

  2. December 20, 2012 10:27 am

    How about a cell phone, or an Elf on the Shelf, that got run over by a car?


    Elf on a shelf? Oh google…

  3. December 20, 2012 3:06 pm

    I like the spider on the nativity. Awesome.


    Are we to expect there to be no bugs in a stable two thousand years ago.

  4. December 20, 2012 6:54 pm

    I think you should decorate it with some of your awesome cookies.


    Them cookies is for eating

  5. December 22, 2012 3:36 am

    Your custom decorations sound awesome!

    So does the new addition. Sounds like it’s time to go shopping for more Christmas stuff!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. December 22, 2012 9:07 pm

    This year my best gag gift came from The Blue Banana in Kensington. It’s a tube of bacon-flavoured toothpaste. They also sell bacon-flavoured lip balm, bacon air fresheners (spray or rearview-mirror-dangler) and band-aids that look like small bacon strips.
    You’re welcome.


    Thank you.

  7. December 26, 2012 10:08 pm

    i like the spider-dominated nativity. a friend has always turned his sheep upside down, blaming anthrax, and added a dinosaur and kangaroo.

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