Whatever happened to holly and snowflakes?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas is coming fast! (A little too fast, actually!) I love this time of year: the smells, the lights, the snow (unless you live in Utah-Ha!) the love, the joy, the excitement. Kelly and I decorated our house all festive, and filled it with Christmas candles....love it! We still have yet to buy a REAL tree, that's the next thing on the list to do. Hopefully this weekend! (Please pray that Sam won't chew on it, demolish it, knock it over, or pee on it!) We have a little tradition of getting a new ornament every year to adorn our tree. Hopefully 30 years from now it will be so original and "us"-something we can cherish, enjoy and have to remind us of the fun memories of our journey as a family. (Sidenote: this is what my parents' tree looks like. It has so many different ornaments from all of their years together, and to top it off....a homemade star that I made when I was about 5 years old! --At least, I think it's a star!-- Their tree is one of my favorite parts of Christmas!) In my quest for some cool Christmas ornaments, and decorations I came across some not-so-traditional...and quite creepy Christmas decorations. Deck the halls with......Eek!

I'm pretty sure this Santa was drinking something other than milk with his cookies. What is in that gold package, anyway?

Did I miss the part in the Bible where the manger scene was at a KFC?
Nightmares in Evergreen.

One of Santa's elves gone VERY astray.

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a pile of poop hanging from the boughs of your tree.

Did this Santa tie the other Santa up? He's looking a little mischevious, isn't he? This brings new light to the song "He sees you when you're sleeping...." Eek!

This ornament needs no explanation. Pure creepiness. What is it, anyway?

What is this little elf thinking? He's probably been hanging out with the creepy, kidnapping Santa above.

What a beautiful mantle-piece. Any takers?


Kelly said...

I thought you worked at primary, how little do i know. I think I have been mistaken.

Oh, and yes, I will not be sleeping peacefully tonight. (Since I now know creepy ol' St Nightmare... I mean Nick... will be watching and waiting to tie me up. Eek.)

Barlow Fam said...

Those are so really freaky decorations!! But what fun memories you have!! Creepy but fun, I wonder what Christmas is like in your house.. HEHEHEHE! Just kidding, I love the holiday!

jen said...

Shelli, I had a totally random dream about you last night. You (and your fam) were visiting some natural hot springs and when I woke up I was all worried about Noah and the hot water....took me a minute to realize it had been a dream and that Noah was fine.

Aunt Pat said...

You will most certainly have lots of ornaments and memories for future trees... and at least puppies don't climb trees... like our kitty did the first year! Yikes!

Danielle G. said...

You are strange and creepy, yet so DELIGHTFUL!

Beki said...

those are so funny! How are you feeling? I...need your address....Can Adrienne give it to me? Or you can e-mail me?

Anonymous said...

i totally had that first drunk santa with suspicious gold package ornamanet when i was a kid. weird how familiar and comforting that ornament is when i look at it.

-sara willers-

Beki said...

So I'm so sorry I didn't do this before...but I sent the address and e-mail to you on facebook... 1 thing I could have informed you of 10 days ago...sorry again!