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spagmasterswift
20-12-2008, 08:20 PM
Well it is an NTSC-UK tradition... (http://ntsc-uk.domino.org/showthread.php?t=67771&highlight=christmas+tree)

Here's mine.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/3123466066_be14c9f612.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spagmasterswift/3123466066/)

Lack of presents underneath at the moment - last minute Christmas shopping FTW!1

johnno15
20-12-2008, 09:55 PM
Ta Da:)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/johnno15/20122008250.jpg

VR46
20-12-2008, 09:59 PM
Then there was three

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6646/dsc00440wb7.jpg

winky
21-12-2008, 02:27 AM
...and on the second day there was a fourth; bringing wonderous gifts...

Pilotwings
21-12-2008, 01:54 PM
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3931/img0219vt7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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buster_broon
21-12-2008, 05:30 PM
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k12/busterbroon/house%20photos/DSC03305.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k12/busterbroon/house%20photos/DSC03308.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k12/busterbroon/house%20photos/DSC03310.jpg

elektronhjarnan
22-12-2008, 12:09 AM
Lots of nice trees... here's mine:

http://pici.se/pictures/gsiiRjkZs.jpg

http://pici.se/pictures/inCxOpWGv.jpg

Darwock
22-12-2008, 02:14 AM
There should be an award given for the most 'Bob Cratchett' tree on the forum.. the one that looks most pathetic and induces the most sympathy for the owner.

I think I might win it. How many of the above are real trees btw? Back home I would swear by having a rel one or nothing, but in Japan that's obviously a pipe dream.

Actually I need some advice - I got the last set of fairy lights on the shelf yesterday, decorated my tree, went out for the evening and left it on so we could see it from the window when we came home.

When I cam beack half the lights had stopped working. On inspection, two of the bulbs had blown.. so I replaced those ones, but there are still a bunch that won't light up despite no obvious duds. I only have a few more spare bulbs :(

Some of them have a blob of red on the bulb, I think this means they are some kind of fuse? I also thought all the lights were wired in series so if one goes, everything after them goes too.. but I have checked and the first 'non working' bulb comes right after a working, 'red blob' bulb.

Can anyone advise?

kernow
22-12-2008, 02:45 AM
There should be an award given for the most 'Bob Cratchett' tree on the forum.. the one that looks most pathetic and induces the most sympathy for the owner.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y278/parple/xmastree.jpg

:hmm:

(To be fair this is just the one in the house and I go home to my parents for christmas every year where there will be a proper bo setup, we just don't have that many decorations here and no-one stays over christmas, so its pointless doing that much apart from a few lights. This is a plant thing we have in the lounge all the year round so we erm .. made it into a tree) :mellow:

ShadowDancer
22-12-2008, 03:30 AM
Can anyone advise?

Heys Dar, really don't know the economy status in Japan. We have around 9 sets of lights in our living room, once one goes, they're more hassle then they are worth, cost about £3.99 in the UK. If its the equivilant in Japan, bite the bullet and buy a new set. Sorry if that is **** advice.

And nice trees!

Darwock
22-12-2008, 03:39 AM
it's not the cost so much as the availability... after Dec 20th all the shops have got rid of the chrimbo stuff and replaced it with new year decorations. although lights cost in the region of 2000-5000 yen, so not cheap :(

ShadowDancer
22-12-2008, 05:39 AM
Maybe just play around with the blighters. We have a few sets die or partially die every year. I know its a pain. Wish I could help you. Sorry, Dar :(

elektronhjarnan
22-12-2008, 09:47 AM
I think I might win it. How many of the above are real trees btw? Back home I would swear by having a rel one or nothing, but in Japan that's obviously a pipe dream.

I'm guessing the first one (Spagmasterswift's) is real. It looks a bit wayward and irregular like real trees do. The rest are probably plastic; mine certainly is.

We persevered with real ones for a couple of years but it's too much of a hassle, since we're always away for a few days to visit parents and relatives and that's enough to kill the tree by dehydration. Not to mention that it's a pain to dispose of a real tree (which by that time is dropping needles with great fury) when you're living in a flat a couple of floors up.

Kieran76
22-12-2008, 09:49 AM
I do love the smell of a real tree though. We haven't even got a tree this year as we shall be away from Christmas Eve right through to after New years day.
We have some decorations up, but with a new, young dog we have to be careful where they hang.

spagmasterswift
22-12-2008, 10:50 AM
I'm guessing the first one (Spagmasterswift's) is real. It looks a bit wayward and irregular like real trees do. The rest are probably plastic; mine certainly is.


Yep, its an odd-ish shape because I had to lay it down in the alley to saw the bottom off so it would go into the stand we had from last year - I always go for a real tree if I can, Santa gives you more presents if you do!

Nice trees guys, keep em coming!

VR46
22-12-2008, 11:26 AM
it's not the cost so much as the availability... after Dec 20th all the shops have got rid of the chrimbo stuff and replaced it with new year decorations. although lights cost in the region of 2000-5000 yen, so not cheap :(

Next time your back, stock up on Tesco/Asda value Xmas lights, 20 for 87p - and that's before they go in the sale lol.

Nice trees people.

VR46
23-12-2008, 01:15 PM
A two year old article but some different trees to say the least, my two favourites, the doughnut tree and the upside down tree

http://www.pfadvice.com/2006/12/21/top-10-do-it-yourself-christmas-tree-photos/

http://img5.ranchoweb.com/images/jsjapan/xmasdoughnuts.gif

http://img5.ranchoweb.com/images/jsjapan/xmasupsidedown.jpg

gunrock
23-12-2008, 01:32 PM
More of less the same as last year, bar some slightly newer decs and some "help" from our five-year old.

Last years pic (http://ntsc-uk.domino.org/showthread.php?p=1268680#post1268680)

charlesr
08-12-2009, 10:42 PM
Bump. Anyone got any pics?

Spatial
08-12-2009, 10:51 PM
http://img5.ranchoweb.com/images/jsjapan/xmasupsidedown.jpg

Why am I only seeing this NOW?!

:lol:

Number45
09-12-2009, 07:29 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4170661723_c8bc16911c_o.jpg
(It's me that's wonky, not the tree. :D)

kryss
09-12-2009, 11:57 PM
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2843/imgp4513e.th.jpg (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/imgp4513e.jpg/)
No tree this year so the lights are around the TV + sofa.

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7865/imgp4514.th.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/imgp4514.jpg/)
The view from the window (in case anyone wanted a better picture). Yes, that's snow and it's -15 out right now.

Darwock
10-12-2009, 03:20 AM
I just tried to get a decent pic of mine and failed miserably - blinking lights make for bad photos.

Anyway it's basically a standard tree with a sackboy, eva (from wall-e) and a couple of zoids hanging from it. Oh and in place of an angel we have chibi-marukochan on the top.

kryss
10-12-2009, 03:44 AM
Anyone seen the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments?
http://www.amazon.com/Hallmark-Galaga-2009-Ornament/dp/B002BUA11U
That is this years gaming one.