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Is this the saddest little Christmas tree in all the world?

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Madcatgirl Mon 24-Nov-14 14:09:19

Well our local tree is up. Please will you kind mumsnetters share our sad little Christmas tree far and wide? It has its own facebook group and is beginning to spread on Twitter.

Did you ever see, such a pathetic little tree.


TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Mon 24-Nov-14 14:11:45

Well, I think it's lovely..

But it does look as if Linus is going to stand next to it and tell us about the true meaning of Christmas.

Don't worry though, after you get all the lights and decorations on it from Snoopy's doghouse it will look fantastic.

Madcatgirl Mon 24-Nov-14 22:16:44

We made itv local news! grinsmile

Our poor little twig is a famous!

Bulbasaur Mon 24-Nov-14 22:26:05

grin They sell better trees than that here for less than $30.

Poor tree. Can you go out and put a blanket at the base?

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Mon 24-Nov-14 22:57:02

Mottram? Isn't it a bit posh there? Alan Garner and all that?

A town near me has a big tree, usually wonky, covered in a sparse sprinkling of ice white LEDs, in a square where there are no other Christmas decorations/lights in sight. Best of all, it is surrounded by those 6ft tall metal gate things they use to keep people off building sites, complete with breeze blocks under them. Total embarrassment. Not lit yet this year, but I don't hold out much hope.

EatShitDezza Mon 24-Nov-14 23:36:55

my tree looks like it needs putting out of its misery. I daren't put it up as I end up feeling sorry for it.

YouWakeUpFlawless Tue 25-Nov-14 12:46:43

I don't live far from there, the one nearr is on a roundabout and isn't much better!

somewheresomehow Tue 25-Nov-14 15:13:41

Aww poor little tree, I bet it wishes it was big enough to have a proper set of lights on it grin

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Tue 25-Nov-14 15:38:05

This was our town's tree last year.

Yes, it is made of sagging balloons.

No idea what delight we're having this year. Road kill and green paint? Who knows.

SistersOfPercy Tue 25-Nov-14 16:27:19

Thats a rather pathetic tree...

<<Outs self>>

Our little town is having the 'consumerist Christmas tree' this year. They have been collecting carrier bags for weeks and are running local workshops to help construct it. Our area isn't exactly crime free though and I am rather shock at the prospect of a large, flammable object sat in the town centre.

It does tours apparently. YOU could be 'Next' (see what I did there haha!)

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Tue 25-Nov-14 16:30:31

The carrier bag tree is awesome.

Needs more red in it but I can't think of any shops with red carrier bags...

SistersOfPercy Tue 25-Nov-14 16:48:52

I'm looking forward to seeing it Joffrey, though as last years tree had the lights pulled off after 2 days I don't fancy it's chances.
DD is going to one of the construction days, I've got some orange sainsbury bags and grey Ocado ones for but I'm struggling with red myself.

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Tue 25-Nov-14 20:41:15

I love that carrier bag tree!

Madcatgirl Tue 25-Nov-14 21:25:58

Different mottram, were the one associated with salubrious people such as dale Reagan and Harold shipman. shock

Our little tree has gained fame and made the independent this morning. He's been decorated too by several residents and a carol service is being planned to raise money for a local charity! A,axing what a day achieves.

He even has his own Twitter account now too!

@littlebig_tree (no I don't run it.)

Our little tree is becoming quite the Christmas spirit!

ClangerOnaComeDown Tue 25-Nov-14 21:52:01

Could you post a picture op? I'm not on fb.

overslept Tue 25-Nov-14 22:46:44

About 9/10 years ago when I would have been around 17/18, I was in the local sainsbury. It was early January and as I was waiting in line I was looking at the reduced things. Among the dented tins and apples was a tiny little christmas tree, it was a miniature live tree in a pot (I don't know what kind but christmas tree like only about 6 inches tall). It had at one time, had sparkly things glued on to it, but most of them had come off and it looked rather bedraggled.

I have no idea why but it made me feel really sad and I couldn't leave without it grin. It died anyway despite my care. I'm a tit.

Madcatgirl Wed 26-Nov-14 20:17:11

Little big tree is very famous now! We scored a sad face in the daily mail! HaHahahahahhahaha

LineRunner Wed 26-Nov-14 20:21:41

I'm not sure some of those decorations are really helping.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 26-Nov-14 20:41:56

Reminds me of this one now.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Wed 26-Nov-14 20:49:29

Sisters I like your carrier bag tree! It looks nice!

SistersOfPercy Wed 26-Nov-14 21:00:05

I'll take a photo of ours when it goes up. I'll be impressed if it looks like the original one grin

Madcatgirl Thu 27-Nov-14 19:04:37

Yay twiggy was just on North west tonight!

LineRunner Thu 27-Nov-14 19:29:10

Fame at last!

ErrolTheDragon Thu 27-Nov-14 19:38:58

Oh dear. grin

My village has much better solution. There's a little garden, when it was created they cleverly put a suitable conifer in the middle of it - so all that's needed is some lights (usually the sort like coloured full-size lightbulbs that show up well) - sorted, and it gets bigger every year.

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