Every year I struggle choosing a “theme” for my Christmas tree decorations, so I decided to do a quick search and I wasn’t disappointed by the crazy decorating ideas people come up with.
Let us take a peek at the history of the Christmas tree first. St. Boniface is credited with the conversion of Germany and the founder of the Christmas tree. In 724, he was working to convert the Germans, while they were getting ready to celebrate the sacrifice at the base of an huge, old oak tree (named the Thunder Oak) dedicated to Thor. St. Boniface and his fellow missionaries showed up at the pagan sacrifice in the nick of time, and told the people, “Here is the Thunder Oak; and here the cross of Christ shall break the hammer of the false god Thor.” He then proceeded to successfully chop down the tree (to the astonishment of the worshipers) and there stood behind the stump was a evergreen tree. He preached to the people:
“This little tree, a young child of the forest, shall be your holy tree tonight. It is the wood of peace… It is the sign of an endless life, for its leaves are ever green. See how it points upward to heaven. Let this be called the tree of the Christ-child; gather about it, not in the wild wood, but in your own homes; there it will shelter no deeds of blood, but loving gifts and rites of kindness.”
(summarized from Catholic Answers).
On to the list!
Whoa, Christmas Tree!
Wacka Wacka Tree – I wonder if the Pac Man pattern actually works?
A tree good enough to eat!
Now I know what do to with all those leftover monitors! The candles add that bit of “traditional” to the look too.
I have beheaded Barbies, but I never thought of putting them on top of a tree!
For the tree you can take with you?
I think they missed the point that the tree is supposed to be pointing UP to Christ.
This is just wrong on so many levels…
Creative, but I’m not sure about the bowling pin star?
Not an everyday wear, but might win the “Ugly Sweater” contest.
A literal “Money Tree”! I think I’d rather get this on as a gift, than make it myself.
I bet there’s a lot of these in Silicon Valley.
Even the tire enthusiast can get into the spirit.
What would be cool if each beaker was filled with a different substance that did something cool, like vinegar or hydrochloric acid, which blew up on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
Redneck Christmas tree. Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are!
Stay thirsty, my friends – and don’t throw out those bottles because I have an idea for an epic Christmas tree!
A tree any Jedi Knight would envy.
Traditional Christmas Tree
I think I’ll stick with the traditional look, what about you? Post your Christmas tree pics on Epic Pew’s FB page!