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    Re: Christmas 2007

    burntbrat!! Ew! I immediately thought of of Christmas in Paris, but perhaps that's too banal (if romantic). You could do Christmas at the North Pole (Santa's workshop). I can donate empty boxes and rolls of old Christmas paper I never used up. You could do a Mexican theme with Christmas tidbits thrown in. Australian - basically any country you think you'd be able to find props for and then add tinsel and lights. I like you idea of using traditions that are different from ours.
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    burntbrat, this is only half an idea, so maybe someone else can help complete it ... But how about not limiting thought of your "favorite city" to actual cities? What about going along the lines of more of a concept? What, I don't know. Paradise City just popped into my mind. Is there a way to do a Guns and Roses Christmas? Don't forget, I said it's only a half a thought. I'm sure that with the other half, it'd be a good idea.

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    What a cool idea burntbrat! Do you have any pictures from the time before???

    How about Hawaiian Christmas? Palm trees, coconuts, leis, flamingos (one of them with a red nose like Rudolph), a little sand with sand buckets, seashells, etc.

    Or a New York Christmas...taxi cabs, subways, broadway marquees with lights above the desks, statue of liberty, apples on a tree (Big Apple!)

    Christmas in Dixie (Alabama song)...all things related to the South....

    Vegas Christmas...decks of cards, dice, tokens/chips, pictures of Elvis or Wayne Newton with a Santa hat on, etc....


    Just a few ideas.......
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    or Christmas in My Hometown.
    which is pretty much Anytown.

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    Re: Christmas 2007

    I'm picturing the last scene from Monty Python's Meaning of Life with the send-up of Las Vegas floor shows and that immortal ballad, Christmas in Heaven
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    If you do Christmas in Dixie, let me know. I stumbled on a store that if full of Confederate flag stuff. You could do NASCAR, fishing, hunting, grits, etc.

    Hey, go all out and do Christmas in a Trailer Park (Christmas in Trailer City).
    I could think of some really terrible things to use for that theme.

    Several years ago, we had a friend that suffered through Hurricane Charley. Her Christmas card picture that year was of her boys with a piece of plywood with Merry Christmas spray painted on it, some blue plastic tarp on it and chain saws at their feet. It was hilarious and appropriate as they still had the blue tarp on the roof at Christmas.

    So you could do Christmas in Fema City as that's what all the FEMA parks were called down where we lived.

    I kind of liked the Christmas in Baghdad idea.

    You've gotten some great ideas.

    How about Christmas in Hollywood. YOu could decorate with those fake tan Barbies and DUI summons. (plastic surgery and bad stars getting DUI's seem to be the theme for Hollywood lately)
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    ugh we are still trying to sell the house so I am waiting until the last possible minute to decorate.
    I am completely finished Christmas shopping though (I have been since early November) and I finished Mr Dux's this past weekend so that at least is out of the way, now I can concentrate on baking.
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    Re: Christmas 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;2695053;
    If you do Christmas in Dixie, let me know. I stumbled on a store that if full of Confederate flag stuff. You could do NASCAR, fishing, hunting, grits, etc.

    Hey, go all out and do Christmas in a Trailer Park (Christmas in Trailer City).
    I could think of some really terrible things to use for that theme.

    Several years ago, we had a friend that suffered through Hurricane Charley. Her Christmas card picture that year was of her boys with a piece of plywood with Merry Christmas spray painted on it, some blue plastic tarp on it and chain saws at their feet. It was hilarious and appropriate as they still had the blue tarp on the roof at Christmas.

    So you could do Christmas in Fema City as that's what all the FEMA parks were called down where we lived.

    I kind of liked the Christmas in Baghdad idea.

    You've gotten some great ideas.

    How about Christmas in Hollywood. YOu could decorate with those fake tan Barbies and DUI summons. (plastic surgery and bad stars getting DUI's seem to be the theme for Hollywood lately)
    How great that your friend had such a good sense of humor about the whole thing and was able to make it funny for others during the holiday season.

    I'm not so crazy about the Baghdad idea myself.... something kinda "icky" about it...JMO, of course!
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    Re: Christmas 2007

    The Baghdad idea was a joke. I also suggested Christmas in Turkey (where it's illegal to be a Christian) so we wouldn't have any decorations. These are all good suggestions though! Here's the only picture I could find without people in it. This is our captain's log from a few years ago. And that's Captain Kirk in the background with a santa hat.

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    Re: Christmas 2007

    The StarTrek theme is hilarious.

    Christmas in Miami.

    Get plastic pink flamingos, put santa hats on them. Add a kiddie pool and some floaties, maybe a cardboard palm tree with lights, some sand, some shells. A tree decorated with shells and starfish for topper. An alligator and maybe some cigars or Cuban coffee.

    And write everything in Spanish. Feliz Navidad de Miami! or something, I have terrible Spanish.
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