Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la laaaa la la la la! | Modern Mummy

Monday, 6 December 2010

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la laaaa la la la la!

Well today was officially Christmas Tree Day in the Modern Mummy household.

I’m not afraid to admit that I love Christmas. I am more than happy to start getting festive in November, and our tree usually goes up on 1 December. It’s not until the tree is up that I reeeeeaaaaaally start to get excited about the festive season.

So today I dragged Himself out of bed bright and early to set off on our search for the perfect tree. Yes I know that seems extreme and unnecessary but I am a little bit high maintenance when it comes to Christmas.

I was quite specific in my Christmas tree requirements this year. Usually I go for the biggest one I can get, 7ft tall and equally wide, but after rearranging the living room to put the tree in a spot where a certain one year old can’t get to it, this year we were on the hunt for a slim, six footer. Non-drop of course.

After searching one garden centre for said tree, moving on to check out the wares of a popular Christmas tree seller on the side of an a-road and then returning back to the first garden centre and trying to find the only suitable tree that we’d seen earlier (cue lots of huffing and eye rolling from the Other Half) we had our tree wrapped and carried it out to the car. The next game was trying to get the tree IN the car and this year we had it on an angle from the boot, poking out of the sun roof, resulting in one very bemused Daisy and a freezing cold journey home for us all.

When we got home, I decided to put my OCD to one side and let the Other Half help me put the tree up. (Well I let him get the tree out of the netting and trim its trunk so that it fit perfectly into our sparkly gold tree stand anyway which is more than he is usually allowed to do). Then, with a Christmas compilation playing on the iPod dock and Poggio trying to eat the tinsel, out came the fairy lights and all the decorations we have accumulated over the years and myself and Daisy started hanging the knitted camels  and wooden toy soldiers and felt hearts on our lovely tree's branches.

Then it was time for The Official Christmas Lights Switch On.....

Merry Christmas everyone!


  1. So pretty!! I love your mantle it's just gorgeous x

  2. That looks great and I love the vintage look of the photos. Nice to see another slightly chaotic bookcase in the background too, makes me feel a bit better about mine!

  3. Merry Christmas!! You sound as excited as me! I just adore your Merry Christmas hanging up on the fireplace! Enjoy the final countdown!!

  4. Have a wonderful Christmas. The piccies are lovely. Mich x

  5. Thanks all! Merry Christmas to you and yours x


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