Do you have an angel or a star on top of the tree?

(55 Posts)
PeppermintonCandyCane Wed 05-Dec-12 06:57:51

Or something else?

I have an angel smile

TanteRose Wed 05-Dec-12 07:01:59

star smile

although haven't put the tree up weekend

AlohaMama Wed 05-Dec-12 07:03:14

Currently a lit up star cos it was about 7 quid in a local shop, but I've decided I'd like to get an angel if I ever see a nice one.

elfycat Wed 05-Dec-12 07:06:43


I don't have photos or human-shaped statues around the house so would not have an angel under this rule trend.

Charleymouse Wed 05-Dec-12 07:07:39

Star and an angel. Angel is sort of sat on a star IYSWIM.

PeppermintonCandyCane Wed 05-Dec-12 07:08:40

Does that include animals too elfycat?


Star but I'm looking for a nice angel. Our star is a bit rubbish, very pretty but to heavy and always ends up very lopsided grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 05-Dec-12 07:12:47


whimsy Wed 05-Dec-12 07:16:01

Angel smile

PeppermintonCandyCane Wed 05-Dec-12 07:16:29

Apparently Debenhams is campaigning on the side of the angels, as they are out-numbered by 9 to 1. here

SantasBitch Wed 05-Dec-12 07:18:13

A fairy. grin

ripsishere Wed 05-Dec-12 07:20:14

Neither. Don't currently have a Christmas tree. Sometime over this weekend we will have though.
In England, I had a gorgeous troll like thing made by DDs friends mum. she'd collected she eps wool, spun it, dyed it and made figures out of it.

OrangeLily Wed 05-Dec-12 07:20:36

We've got an angel and h2b suggested replacing her when we get a bigger tree next year. I got a bit ragey.

ObiTheChristmasWan Wed 05-Dec-12 07:31:31

We have a star, of the 'made by a 5 year old' variety.

I'd like an angel, but I came over all precious one year and announced I wouldn't have an angel unless it was a masculine looking 'Gabriel' kind of thing.

Unfortunately, all of the angels I've come across are of the 'fairy' variety, and my husband got such a laugh out of my quest for the authentic Angel Gabriel, that I can't bring myself to back down and get something in a fur-trimmed ballgown grin.

Pleasenomorepeppa Wed 05-Dec-12 07:33:31

Cliff Richard made from cardboard, complete with a Halo. He's been on the top of my tree every year for ages now!

PeppermintonCandyCane Wed 05-Dec-12 07:40:42

Love all the alternatives!

ObiWan - our school nativity always has a boy for the angel-in-chief. You should hear the grumbles from the parents of the blonde girls, who felt the part was rightfully theirs.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 05-Dec-12 07:42:39

I have a beautiful angel though it took me years to find her. She has a china face and hand, her wings are made of down feathers and she is really beautiful.

AlohaMama Wed 05-Dec-12 15:45:47

I was thinking that when I posted yesterday obi. Let me know if you ever find a Gabriel!

twinklesparkles Wed 05-Dec-12 15:54:35

We have a star

Although that's only because when I moved into my first own home I couldn't find an angel, so bought a star and the star has lasted these years

Plus its glittery and I wrap xmas lights around the bottom and poke them into the star so it looks like its glowing

I have a crystal angel with pink furry wings and wind chimes on the tree also... Just not on top. Its just like a bauble

ProPerformer Wed 05-Dec-12 16:02:03

Star - a gold Hama bead one made by myself and DS over the weekend!! grin (we only have a tiny tree).

We do have an Eeyore angel that I used to have on the tree at my parent's house too but it would dwarf our own tree so it just sits next to it.

ObiTheChristmasWan Wed 05-Dec-12 17:27:05

AlohaMama , if I ever find a Gabriel, I will be on here like a flash, with pictures, and links, and bells, and whistles, and everything - even if it's July grin.

I have even looked (online) at shops in America and Germany, the land of all things Christmassy. No joy yet. I may have to get rich, and commission something!

howcomes Wed 05-Dec-12 17:30:52

We have a little cloth bird which looks like a pigeon on top of our tree

GlaikingAroundTheChristmasTree Wed 05-Dec-12 17:35:18

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Startail Wed 05-Dec-12 17:37:55

A star, of course.

A big 5 pointed pagan sparkly pentagram.

ImperialSantaKnickers Wed 05-Dec-12 17:38:59

Glaiking that's so cute!

We will put a star on ours, I picked it up in Poundland back in the day when poundshops were a novelty.

Tree won't go up until next weekend.

Startail Wed 05-Dec-12 17:39:04

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Startail Wed 05-Dec-12 17:40:14

Angel bear hangs just under the star, she isn't big enough to act as a tree topper.

Greensleeves Wed 05-Dec-12 17:41:20

angle on the main tree, star on the sweetie tree

MiniTheMinx Wed 05-Dec-12 17:43:53

Startail I like your angelbear

We also have an angel bear. It's a white bear with angel wings and a red and blue polka bow. We made ours.

elfycat Wed 05-Dec-12 17:48:21

PeppermintCandyCane From earlier. No it's just people. I'm fine with animal pics and statues.

I've had to tolerate a couple of DH's army statuettes (St Eligius is watching me as we speak... so to speak).

Maybe a teddy bear dressed as an angel? DD1 has sneered at the star on the tree today.

elfycat Wed 05-Dec-12 17:49:53

* PeppermintonCandyCane

ObiTheChristmasWan Wed 05-Dec-12 17:54:57

I'm not clicking on your second link Mango, as the first one was definitely not my Gabriel! shock grin.

I must admit, when I was searching for 'male Gabriel' it quickly became apparent that the 'Angel' bit was vital..

SantaWearsGreen Wed 05-Dec-12 17:58:13

Mixing it up a bit, we have FC on the top of ours. Loving the Cliff one, thats brilliant.

Don't worry Obi, the second one is a naice handcrafted wooden dec. I do wonder if the crafter intended the overall effect.

We have a white fluffy star hmm and then we also have a peg angel on one of the branches near the top.

2kidsintow Wed 05-Dec-12 21:08:51

We have a gold bow. Looks v cute.

MonsterBookOfTinsel Wed 05-Dec-12 21:11:20

Ds 4 and dd 2 made a star tree topper last year, very glittery and sentimental. Today it is that but ds changes it for my Santa tree topper daily grin

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Wed 05-Dec-12 21:16:01

A gold star. We had an angel for years but dh sat on her last year and flattened herhmm

tilder Wed 05-Dec-12 21:17:48

We have a star, although think ds1 will replace it this year with his loo roll angel.

amillionyears Wed 05-Dec-12 21:18:31

I alternate them providing I can remember which one I had up there last year

We have Rowan Williams in red robes DS calls it 'a jesus' grin

pictish Wed 05-Dec-12 21:25:10

A star. I love stars.

Star. Always a star. I find angels a bit twee.

TimeyWimeyStuff Wed 05-Dec-12 21:29:42

A burping chimp that I keep threatening to make a tutu for. Chimp is currently AWOL so the top of the tree is bare.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Wed 05-Dec-12 21:32:18

star goes on top.
it's simple physics.

stars are further away than angels.
in the Christmas story the angels came to earth and the star shone from where it was in the sky above everything.

star on top

nickelbabylyinginamanger Wed 05-Dec-12 21:33:53

fucking fairy ?!?!?!?! hmm

didn't see many fairies in the story.

We3NipplesOfVoldiesWeAre Wed 05-Dec-12 21:36:59

We have a fairy holding a star. It really doesn't match my decorations, but I don't care.

Ds2 asked if we could buy a star this year instead but I refused. To which he replied "Mum, you're seriously not putting that fairy with the bowl head back on the tree are you." grin

Iwillorderthefood Wed 05-Dec-12 21:41:34


We3NipplesOfVoldiesWeAre Wed 05-Dec-12 21:44:19

nickel We had a Barren Knights LP growing up. One of their songs was about a fairy on top of the tree.

Im only a poor little fairy,
I'm stuck on the top of this tree,
When one go the lights,
Bang go my tights,
And off pop my legs one two three grin grin

It was an education that record!

gemdrop84 Thu 06-Dec-12 08:00:10

we had a little fairy but it broke and ended up buying a snowman tree topper, he's very cute!

AnitaBlake Thu 06-Dec-12 08:06:32

We have a Yoda.........grin

Startail Thu 06-Dec-12 14:19:27

I must credit GlaikingAroundTheChristmasTree for the angel bear, I shamelessly stole her drawing.

She is a felt bear decoration chosen DD1 in America when she was 2.5. There were Santa bears, elf bears, bears with presents etc and that's the one she pointed to.

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