Friday, December 11, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

One of the Christmas traditions in my family is every year each of us receives a Hallmark Christmas ornament. Over the years, I've developed quite the collection of these ornaments. And many of the ornaments I've received cater to my geeky interests.

My nephew Robby, receiving a Hallmark Christmas ornament
A few years ago, I purchased a small artificial Christmas tree. Unfortunately, due to its size, not all of my ornaments would fit on it. However, I found that there was still enough room to decorate my tree with a geek theme.

My Christmas Tree came pre-lit with lights
The last two or three years, though I've put my tree out for Christmas, I haven't felt motivated to decorate it beyond the lights that came attached to the tree. But this year, I did feel motivated.
And so now my tree is up and decorated--geek style!

My Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments
Part of the Star Trek and superhero themes
Part of the Star Trek and Star Wars themes
Part of the Star Trek theme
More of the superhero and Star Trek themes
Yet more of the Star Trek theme along with Mr. Monopoly and Bert of the Muppets

More of the Star Wars theme and...yes, you guessed it--Star Trek theme!
I also found that once I decorated my Christmas Tree with themes that matched my interests, I also felt motivated to continue decorating. So out came my ceramic Nativity set. Stockings were hung over the fireplace. And for the first time, I also put up some outdoor Christmas lights.

Traditional Christmas decorations, including a ceramic Nativity set
I even did some decorating outside this year
Though I am glad that I have some more traditional Christmas items that help me and others remember that Christmas is really about Christ, and I think it's important that these get put out as well, I'm quite pleased that anyone that looks at my tree can tell that I am a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, Green Lantern, and the Avengers, just to name a few.

No doubt about it...
This is a geek's Christmas Tree!
So with both my geek and traditional themes on display, I'm pleased to say that in my home, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like...

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