Monday, 2 January 2012

Mistletoe and Whines

Phil Ritchie comes over all Beaker on the subject of dying Christmas trees, and this seems as good a time as any to remind Beaker People about our Twelfth Night tradition.

Due to our constant confusion over which night is the Twelfth Night when all the decorations should come down, we always leave them up on 5 January, and take them down first thing on the sixth. Then in keeping with tradition (not ours, someone else's) we burn them in the evening on the Twelfth Night fire. Or sometimes not. Sometimes we take them down and burn them at midnight on the fifth, on the assumption that it's safest.

But this year can we please just stick to the evergreens. I really don't want the fairy lights going on the fire this year.


  1. Dyeing Christmas trees! Mmm, interesting idea.

  2. Certainly with a strong acrylic paint it could help keep the needles on.


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