2020 Christmas Decorating

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It’s that time of the year again, and while 2020 has decided to make us as miserable as possible I refuse to let it take Christmas from me entirely. So this week I decorated. No new decorations but I like the way it turned out this year. Come along.

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Transformer Christmas Tree 2019

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Not the best angles. All the Transformers Universe figures I’ve reviewed thus far that I’m keeping with you a Merry Christmas. I’ll be finishing this box after Christmas but a bunch of life issues and getting my Christmas comic done by Christmas means the clutter may end up on the back burner the next few weeks. As a bonus here’s a video I shot for my other site that also shows off my Christmas decorations in the studio.

Christmas Display 2016

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Even our little R2 unit is ready for the holidays.

Even our little R2 unit is ready for the holidays.

Long time readers may recall my usual Christmas tree. I got it from a customer at the store I worked at and it’s been good to me. This year as my dad was going through my late grandparents Christmas stuff he found another tree that he talked me into because the lights were already on it. As you all know I’ve had a hard year and while I still wanted to decorate I just wanted to relax this year and putting lights on even a small tree like this can be frustrating.

So I agreed to try this tree out. Unfortunately I had a bad day yesterday starting with my cereal getting soggy while trying to find something to watch during breakfast. While did it didn’t go downhill from there (I’ve been at the bottom of the hill enough this year) it did set the tone for the day outside of a friend visiting. It kind of continued to the tree. Not that it’s a bad tree though.

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Transformers Christmas Tree 2015

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It’s time again to set up that green thing, put a bunch of colored lights and little balls on it, and put toy robots around it. It’s become a tradition to take the Transformers I have on the TV (where I put the Nativity set) and put them into a festive event around the tree. This year I thought I’d explain my little story. Just ignore Death Star Darth Vader. I just didn’t have anywhere else to put him. I did get a bit more space this year since at least one clutter-clearing project worked to my advantage. The TV tray is finally free of clutter and while that may change I can use it as a more stable tree display spot. This makes me happy.

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Christmas Decorating Time Again

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Use whatever you have handy to decorate your tree. I have Transformers handy.

Use whatever you have handy to decorate your tree. I have Transformers handy.

Yes, it’s time again to decorate my Christmas tree. I would like to get some organizing done afterwards, but we’ll see. At any rate I do hope to have a review next week. Or at least I’ll show you who is rocking around the Christmas tree this year. In the meantime, check out some other Christmas trees.

Setting Up For Christmas 2: the tree

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By now the tree is up, but let’s pretend for the rest of the article that it isn’t. So here’s what the tree looks like in it’s packaging. Interesting story here. I was helping a customer where I worked to her car and she had a couple of these things that she picked up at Family Dollar when they were clearing out their Christmas stuff post-Christmas. I mentioned wanting to get one and she just gave me this one, which saved me a trip. That was nice of her. As I recall the other box came with something other than candy canes as a tree decoration. I really haven’t seen any like this since so I really lucked out.

Over time I was able to find other decorations and even a tree skirt that fit this 2 footer. But now it’s time to set it up. The hard part is finding a place to put it in my small space, and currently this is the best spot, with R2-D2 to protect it. So let’s get it out of the box already.

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Setting Up For Christmas part 1

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If you’ve read my other blog you know that I love Christmas! So it should be no surprise that I like to decorate for Christmas. Now I don’t have a lot of decorations based on budget and living space, but they still need to be taken proper care of.

By now most of you have your Christmas decorations up (or down, depending on when you read this), but I’ve got enough for a three-part review. In this part…storage and taking it all out.

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