Sometimes people attempt to “think outside the box.”  Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Interesting concept

Okay, sure.

Not so much

Too bad

The heavy industrial Christmas

You can’t reinvent the spacial orientation of a Christmas Tree!

The Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

I don’t know what this is, but it looks cool

My favorite tree

Crafty tree

… and the tree brings you chemical joy as well as holiday joy

Okay

The happiest sad tree ever

The spinny tree

The Hello Kitty Tree

I don’t like this tree

The Rockefeller Tree

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Henley Family Tree

December 5, 2008

Check out the Henley Family Christmas Tree.

My entire childhood I always hated Thanksgiving. I’ve always been a picky eater and a holiday centered around food was never enticing. My extended family was always so uninteresting, lots of church people with nothing more interesting to say then “So how’s school?” Dysfunctional would have been so much more exciting. For a few years, instead of cooking a dinner, we would just go out the Ryan‘s all-you-can-eat buffet, this was amazing. I didn’t have to worry about offending anyone for not trying their dish. If you didn’t like one of your choices, you didn’t have to be respectful of the cook and keep it quiet. I got to eat un-Thanksgiving’s Day food, like fired chicken, pizza, french fries, ice cream cones, and gummi bears.

Those days have come and gone, now I’m married. Ashley’s family is absolutely crazy for Thanksgiving. To them it’s a bigger holiday then Christmas. Being around people who are so wacko for Thanksgiving, has made me appreciate it more, even enjoy it.

This Black Friday, I encourage everyone to forgo the classy stores and get their redneck on, go to K-Mart or Wal-Mart. When you return home, get that tree up pronto!