Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
2528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 647

Subscriber

  Reply # 1437478 30-Nov-2015 03:07
Send private message

eracode:
freitasm:
scuwp: SWMBO has decreed it will go up on 1 Dec and must come down by 3rd Jan otherwise we will have a year of bad luck. She has yet to be able to direct me to a validated source for this witchcraft, but who am I to argue, when the human race is at stake.


Try telling SWMBO that the date to come day is Epiphany 6th January and see if the good luck happens. Even better, it will be a Sunday this year so it will be a thing to do during that long weekend.





aka the Twelvth Night (after Christmas).


... or maybe Twelfth?

1234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 522


  Reply # 1437497 30-Nov-2015 08:10
Send private message

I married an elf (unless "Christmasoholic" is a word?) so we have three trees.

Two are fake plastic trees (apologies to Radiohead): an eight footer in the lounge and a six footer in the entrance inside the front door. Complex local elf rules decree that these two trees have to be up for all of December, so they get put up on December 1st if that's a Saturday or Sunday, or on the last Sunday before December if the 1st is a weekday (so they went up yesterday). As we are usually away in early January they have to stay up until we get back, so they'll come down on 23rd/24th January this time around.

The third tree is a six foot non-collapsible steel frame wrapped in grapevines which stays up in a corner of the family room all year with LED seed lights on it, and gets ornaments added when the other two trees go up.

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
2782 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 120


  Reply # 1437502 30-Nov-2015 08:21
Send private message

"When I get around to it" (aka - the last possible moment & removed at the first possible moment).




5047 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1017

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1437503 30-Nov-2015 08:23
Send private message

Finch: Hey guys,

Having a discussion today with my mum about when the "Best time to put the Xmas Tree up" is.

When do you put yours up? 

Personally for me, it has to be at least December. I normally put mine up two weeks, give or take, before Xmas day, then leave it up until just after New Years.

How about you? When is the best time? Do you already have yours up? What does your tree look like?

Feel free to post a picture of your tree if/when it goes up :)


We don't have a set time. We put it up either when we feel like it or someone can be arsed doing it. 

This year, we went to Mitre 10 yesterday and found one of those fake trees with fibre-optic lights all through the branches....and it changes colours frequently. 

Had to have it. 

Having got it home, we had to set it up to see what it looked like. It looked cool. So we hung stuff on it. It looks cooler. 

So....our tree went up on November 29th because we thought it might look really cool. 

But next year it might not go up until the week before Xmas. Or whenever.

Now...if you have REAL tree.....then you need to be aware of how long it can remain something other than a source of pine needles and mess...and a possible fire hazard. Two weeks - one either side of Xmas.




____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


3253 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 530

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1437506 30-Nov-2015 08:27
Send private message

I wish our house was big enough to take 3 Christmas trees! One of the great things about the chore of taking the tree down and packing it away is the reclamation of floor space. Almost like a late present each year.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

2817 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 682


  Reply # 1437523 30-Nov-2015 08:46
Send private message

I just can't do fake trees. The smell of a real pine tree is so evocative of childhood memories of Xmas, despite them not smelling as strongly as they used to, so having one in the lounge is a critical component of Christmas for me. Luckily my wife - who suffers badly from hay fever - is willing to pop many pills to humour my preferences!

So we'll usually buy a tree about 7-10 days before Xmas to ensure it's still in good condition on the 25th, and remove it a couple of days after.

We also have a pohututaka/rata cross in a pot outside that is usually flowering by Xmas; that has had solar white lights on it (that have cr@pped out like most solar lights), so this year I'll replace these with coloured ones for Xmas...

BTR

1456 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 425


  Reply # 1437669 30-Nov-2015 10:25
Send private message

Never! Sorry Im a grinch and hate xmas.

6124 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3090


  Reply # 1437874 30-Nov-2015 14:28
Send private message

freitasm: Whatever you do, remember to behave during the year folks, or Krampus will come around and take you...






I see the physical resemblance, but isn't being a BDFL - Memuneh wielding a banhammer enough?
innocent


5047 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1017

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1438170 30-Nov-2015 21:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

jonathan18: I just can't do fake trees. The smell of a real pine tree is so evocative of childhood memories of Xmas, despite them not smelling as strongly as they used to, so having one in the lounge is a critical component of Christmas for me. Luckily my wife - who suffers badly from hay fever - is willing to pop many pills to humour my preferences!

So we'll usually buy a tree about 7-10 days before Xmas to ensure it's still in good condition on the 25th, and remove it a couple of days after.

We also have a pohututaka/rata cross in a pot outside that is usually flowering by Xmas; that has had solar white lights on it (that have cr@pped out like most solar lights), so this year I'll replace these with coloured ones for Xmas...


Got the pine smell thing covered. You can buy those pine-scented deodorisers that smokers use......job done. Hang a couple in your fake tree. Reeks of pine. 




____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


1234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 522


  Reply # 1438275 1-Dec-2015 08:15
Send private message

Linuxluver:
jonathan18: I just can't do fake trees. The smell of a real pine tree is so evocative of childhood memories of Xmas, despite them not smelling as strongly as they used to, so having one in the lounge is a critical component of Christmas for me. Luckily my wife - who suffers badly from hay fever - is willing to pop many pills to humour my preferences!

So we'll usually buy a tree about 7-10 days before Xmas to ensure it's still in good condition on the 25th, and remove it a couple of days after.

We also have a pohututaka/rata cross in a pot outside that is usually flowering by Xmas; that has had solar white lights on it (that have cr@pped out like most solar lights), so this year I'll replace these with coloured ones for Xmas...

Got the pine smell thing covered. You can buy those pine-scented deodorisers that smokers use......job done. Hang a couple in your fake tree. Reeks of pine. 

I was in The Warehouse on the weekend with the elf, er wife, who was buying some cheap Christmas novelties and candy canes to put on the table at a work Christmas lunch. I saw they have scented sticks (they had a cute name but I can't remember what it was) that you hang in the tree to make it smell of pine (disinfectant), spruce (miscellaneous toxic chemicals) or "Christmas spice" (elderly uncle's aftershave). Elf was keen, even though I was gagging...

2528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 647

Subscriber

  Reply # 1438349 1-Dec-2015 10:00
Send private message

andrew027:
Linuxluver:
jonathan18: I just can't do fake trees. The smell of a real pine tree is so evocative of childhood memories of Xmas, despite them not smelling as strongly as they used to, so having one in the lounge is a critical component of Christmas for me. Luckily my wife - who suffers badly from hay fever - is willing to pop many pills to humour my preferences!

So we'll usually buy a tree about 7-10 days before Xmas to ensure it's still in good condition on the 25th, and remove it a couple of days after.

We also have a pohututaka/rata cross in a pot outside that is usually flowering by Xmas; that has had solar white lights on it (that have cr@pped out like most solar lights), so this year I'll replace these with coloured ones for Xmas...

Got the pine smell thing covered. You can buy those pine-scented deodorisers that smokers use......job done. Hang a couple in your fake tree. Reeks of pine. 

I was in The Warehouse on the weekend with the elf, er wife, who was buying some cheap Christmas novelties and candy canes to put on the table at a work Christmas lunch. I saw they have scented sticks (they had a cute name but I can't remember what it was) that you hang in the tree to make it smell of pine (disinfectant), spruce (miscellaneous toxic chemicals) or "Christmas spice" (elderly uncle's aftershave). Elf was keen, even though I was gagging...


Do they have one called Old Folks' Home?

1361 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 576


  Reply # 1438383 1-Dec-2015 10:41
Send private message

eracode:
Do they have one called Old Folks' Home?

Lavender, boiled cabbage and wee?

1234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 522


  Reply # 1438386 1-Dec-2015 10:44
Send private message

eracode:
andrew027:
Linuxluver:
jonathan18: I just can't do fake trees. The smell of a real pine tree is so evocative of childhood memories of Xmas, despite them not smelling as strongly as they used to, so having one in the lounge is a critical component of Christmas for me. Luckily my wife - who suffers badly from hay fever - is willing to pop many pills to humour my preferences!

So we'll usually buy a tree about 7-10 days before Xmas to ensure it's still in good condition on the 25th, and remove it a couple of days after.

We also have a pohututaka/rata cross in a pot outside that is usually flowering by Xmas; that has had solar white lights on it (that have cr@pped out like most solar lights), so this year I'll replace these with coloured ones for Xmas...

Got the pine smell thing covered. You can buy those pine-scented deodorisers that smokers use......job done. Hang a couple in your fake tree. Reeks of pine. 

I was in The Warehouse on the weekend with the elf, er wife, who was buying some cheap Christmas novelties and candy canes to put on the table at a work Christmas lunch. I saw they have scented sticks (they had a cute name but I can't remember what it was) that you hang in the tree to make it smell of pine (disinfectant), spruce (miscellaneous toxic chemicals) or "Christmas spice" (elderly uncle's aftershave). Elf was keen, even though I was gagging...

Do they have one called Old Folks' Home?

What's that - a carefully blended combination of Old Spice, boiled cabbage, disinfectant and wee?

Hmm, what to write...
971 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 484

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1438462 1-Dec-2015 12:04
Send private message

SJB:
roobarb: After the first snow of December.


Apparently it snowed in Arthurs Pass on Christmas Day one year.


My first white Christmas was in Invercargill... true story




Matthew


12146 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5683

Trusted

  Reply # 1438472 1-Dec-2015 12:16
Send private message

mdooher:
SJB:
roobarb: After the first snow of December.


Apparently it snowed in Arthurs Pass on Christmas Day one year.


My first white Christmas was in Invercargill... true story


How much Speights had you consumed :P




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41


New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16


New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13


Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09


D-Link ANZ launches Covr Seamless Wi-Fi System
Posted 10-May-2018 14:06


Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate a 5G future for esports
Posted 10-May-2018 13:59



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.