Tag Archive | Christmas

Video: Why You Should Water Your Christmas Tree

We’re officially five days away from Christmas which means that a lot of us have had their Christmas trees up in the house for a good month now. That plush vibrant green tree you bought from the local tree lot is now looking slightly brown and dried out by now. Sure, it looks pretty with all the lights and ornaments masking it, but behind the decorations be aware of the fuel load the tree brings into your home like this one here:

You don’t want this to be your tree, so for a list of 12 precautions you can take when choosing and decorating a tree, visit this link from The Travelers Indemnity Company.

-JK

Fire Destroys 96-Foot Christmas Tree Outside Costa Mesa Hotel

Yesterday, A 96-foot-tall Christmas tree went up in flames outside the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa. The tree was reportedly a $120,000 Evergreen.  Fire investigators don’t know how it started.The flames sent up a large plume of black smoke that could be seen from I-405 Monday morning. Here are a couple videos of the Christmas tree fire:

Here was the tree during the real lighting ceremony a few weeks ago:

Essentially, you can say there were two tree lighting ceremonies this year.

-JK

Cool Christmas Stuff

Looking for some cool Christmas decorations, Christmas decor, Christmas  ornaments, Christmas recipes, or general Christmas ideas? Here’s a compilation of some of my favorites which I found online. Enjoy…

Book Tree

"Redneck Christmas Tree"

Santa Pancakes (Link to Recipe)

Santa Claus Crackers (links to recipe)

Mustache Christmas Ornament

Santa Hat Brownies

Click to see Dogs in Christmas Hats

Merry Christmas for Every Smoker

Personally, I love the Dollar Store

Printable bottle gift tags in case, you've given up shopping and are just giving away all your wine

 

Christmas at Candy Cane Lane – El Segundo

If you’re looking to enjoy some local Christmas activities before we head into the weekend, check out Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo.  The residents of the 1200 Block of Acacia Avenue have made this event a popular holiday tradition in El Segundo for more than 60 years.

My friends brought me here on Sunday night and it is a great sight to see if you enjoy the Christmas holiday. Here are a few photos and a short video clip I took of Acacia Avenue, although it doesn’t do this spectacle much justice. The magnitude of the lights and decorations is amazing.

 

Candy Cane Lane offers every Christmas decoration imaginable in one block of houses. Trains, reindeer, giant characters, music – it’s all there. They encourage visitors to donate canned food for needy families in El Segundo. Candy Cane Lane runs until December 23.

JK

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