December 17, 2008

No Tree This Year

A week more to go before Christmas. I'm pretty excited about it, as Tim and I would be going to Sydney to visit his brother and sister-in-law. Whee! I've never been to Sydney, and I'm dying to see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in person.

On another Christmas-related note, there'll (sadly) be no Christmas tree for us this year. One thing, we don't have a place of our own, so it's pretty pointless (according to the husband) to get one this year, and the other, and this pretty much got my blood boiling, the husband doesn't believe in getting one!

For as long as I remember, I've always had a Christmas tree. Even when I was in Dundee, my housemates and I had a tree, albeit a tiny one. Of course, Christmas isn't about the trees and presents, but it's my family tradition. The husband's family does not practise this, thus he doesn't understand why we should. He doesn't understand the reason of having to have a tree, exchange gifts, or any of the frivolous acts the season brings.

To him, it's just another day.

Sorry, love, but now that we're a family, I'm bringing this tradition to our family. An over-decorated and tacky tree, exchange of gifts (on a budget, of course), going to church, and a Christmas meal together, whether it's cheap or expensive. I just don't want it to be like any other day. It should be something we get to look forward to, toward the end of the year. The birth of Christ, and us celebrating the occasion together. And on a more secular mode, having a plastic tree with bright bobbles and fairy lights.

Anyway, he grudgingly agreed to getting one next year. With much reluctance, mind you. I've put the matter to rest, at least for now (okay, this post being the last one).

I know I shouldn't be bothered about this, over something so ridiculously trivial, but I sort of am.

11 comments:

jemima said...

Maybe it's how I've been brought up.. to me, a crib is more meaningful & important than a Christmas tree.

Mummy said...

Hey, I remember your lil' tree that stood in the middle of the hallway. Made taller by putting on top of some presents.

Oooohhhh...can you remember the time we exchanged gift at AW's place? A certain someone just sat there receiving the presents we bought for him :) Hahaha.

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

Dundee? Totally gonna Google that up.

beetrice said...

what?!? sacrilege!! *waggles finger at tim*

dang, should've included this in the 'contract' we made him sign!! :D

Joyce G. Emor said...

Well Christmas is in our hearts...hehehe Just have the patient to let your husband embrace the tradition that you want him to embrace as well as to enjoy.
Have a wonderful Holiday!

geekchic said...

We got a tiny little tree this year as well. Theme this year: Silver. You're right, it's tacky and overly-decorated but I love it. Hee hee

Leyenda said...

I'm sorry Tim, but that's a load of crap. Go out and get a tree!

Albie said...

And christmas Turkey!!!!! lets not forget the turkeyyy..

ahhh...the good old days of Dundee...

giddy tigress said...

Join the club, Tine! We ain't got no tree this year either...we'll be away for Christmas, but where we'll be, there will be plenty of other Christmassy trees! :)
Blessed Christmas to you!

Anonymous said...

Reading this post reminded me of the poor little tree that was so small, it had to sit on top of a whole bunch of pressie. And now mic mentioned it as well :)

And yes turkey, although i remember the stuffing more, as I was happily eating the walnut before it got stuff into it.

And all the pressies.... that was my last proper christmas u know.... after that it is not that much...

bc

Eric Liu said...

No Tree?? Let me kick his ass...
Tim!!! Where are you?