When Words Fail, You Need Photos

Sometimes you see something and really don’t know what to say or how to react to it. That’s how I felt when I walked into a store in Lexington Kentucky last month and saw a collection of unusual Christmas trees for sale. Now I understand that people have their own personal tastes and some of their choices can be…well, a little different. But I’m not here to judge, I’m only here to present some options for your holiday decorating plans as you begin the process of the season, and if I get lucky, maybe some answers.

So here is a sampling of Christmas trees I came across while walking through this mainstream Kentucky store.

For the person who has difficulty making up their mind on lights, colors and season and won’t mind if someone eats or drinks too much and needs a place to get sick, I present The Sick To My Stomach Nausea Christmas Tree

For the person whose life has been a little crazy these days and can’t really decide what’s up or down, I present The Inverted Christmas Tree of Life

For the person who loves Halloween and wants to bring some of that season, a little of Thanksgiving and some showgirl colors into their home, I present The All Inclusive Burlesque Christmas Tree.

For the frustrated and recently fired, former employee of The Crayola Company, I present The Ugly Pastel Christmas Trees.

For the person who went to their local Christmas Tree farm and couldn’t decide what type of tree they should get, what scent they liked, how strong their branches should be or if Frosty came with the whole multi colored green ensemble, I present The Confused Buyer Christmas Tree.

For the single man who requires companionship on cold winter holiday evenings, doesn’t care for blow-ups and believes this look is something that may keep him warm, I present The Floozie Mannequin Christmas Tree.

And finally, for the person who thinks angels really dress like this or is just confused from watching too many Christmas shows, I present the It’s A Wonderful Life Christmas Tree.

So there it is folks. Photos taken on October 3rd, 2017. Untouched and documented by yours truly. You can’t make it up.

Now, if any of you have one of these trees in your home, ( a possibility), and feel insulted by my comments, (unlikely), maybe you can respond and provide me with your purchase thought process. ‘Cause really, I need some closure and something to help me remove the scars created by these images. Therapy sessions have not helped.

So please. If you’re out there……

72 thoughts on “When Words Fail, You Need Photos

    1. George Post author

      That’s what I thought, Victo. Then the thought of someone actually buying these made it even more difficult to comprehend. But I’m sure someone has one of these in their homes..:)

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  1. In My Cluttered Attic

    George, anyone with one of those trees could be considered OUT THERE—WAY OUT THERE! Uh, but for the record, I feel partial to the All Inclusive Burlesque Christmas Trees—not that I would ever buy one. Didn’t happen to get the price, though, did you, George? Not for me, mind you, for my cousin… uh… uh… Elmer. Yeah, Elmer, that’s it… my cousin Elmer!

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    1. George Post author

      Good for you for continuing tradition. It may not have been one of your finer family moments but it seems like it became one of the more memorable ones😊

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      1. George Post author

        I’m sure it would be…:) I wouldn’t be surprised about early window displays. Nothing surprises me about retail holiday marketing..:)

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      1. Helen Devries

        I was at the London School of Economics in what was called the Swinging Sixties when it was, apparently, all happening. Not in our hall of residence it wasn’t….the ladies running it saw to that.

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  2. Ann Coleman

    Before saw this post, I used to believe that there was no such thing as an ugly Christmas tree. Now I know that there most certainly is! And I’m sad to hear that therapy didn’t help erase these horrible images from you mind, because I was thinking that I might try it….
    Seriously, people buy these things? It’s just wrong!

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    1. George Post author

      Lol.. Yes it is wrong, almost a violation of Christmas. See? Now your beliefs about no ugly trees have been compromised. I’m telling you, therapy won’t help. Somehow we have to find a way to burn the images out of our minds. I’m trying lots of chocolate. If that doesn’t help, maybe Christmas cookies will do the trick..:)

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