Our Just-the-Right-Height New Christmas Tree!

Short people don’t usually come to mind when we think of disadvantaged folks. I mean, Lady Gaga, Prince, Ariana Grande, Beethoven, and Picasso seem to have done alright for themselves. Still, there’s a certain stigma to the label “short.”

So, I was thinking maybe it’s time to retire the word, when my wife and I stopped by Starbuck’s for Christmas-themed lattes. And then it struck me: From now on we should refer to everyone as either tall, grande, or vente!

The next day, our new Christmas tree arrived straight from the North Pole (a.k.a. China)! We excitedly began assembling it, only to discover it was a foot shorter than our old tree! Ahem, I mean, it was a foot taller. Wait, that doesn’t make sense because it’s actually, you know, shorter. No, I mean, um, less-grande. No, wait, that sounds sorta derogatory. Arggggh!

Let’s just lose the labels altogether. I mean, as any self-respecting chihuahua knows, size isn’t the measure of a dog. Or a tree. Our new tree has a style all its own, and that’s all that matters. And besides, with the top-notch attached, well, it’s just-the-right-height!

Happy December, everyone!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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45 Responses to Our Just-the-Right-Height New Christmas Tree!

  1. Happy December, Mitch!

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  2. A beautiful tree – and I love the topper. 💞 I think any stigma about being short would be more of an issue for men than women – although it can definitely be an inconvenience in any number of situations where reaching is an issue.

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  3. yakpro2015 says:

    Where did you find your tree topper? I love it!

    Joseph Yakovetic 4480 Powderhorn Place Drive Clermont, Florida 34711

    mobile: 909.241.6088

    SDG Soli Deo Gloria “To God Alone the Glory”

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  4. Good thing your lovely (just the right height) tree isn’t manufactured by IKEA; you’d have wound up with a leftover branch or two.

    Enjoy all the December festivities ahead!

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  5. Better than a too-tall tree! Have Trudy tell us about the Christmas tree skirt!

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  6. A grand idea for a post.

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  7. pkadams says:

    Very nice tree at any height! It’s 78 degrees today . I need to decorate but it doesn’t feel very Christmassy .

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  8. I think its very pretty but any size tree suites me fine, especially the little ones that fit nicely on my table. Now the manger scene is yet another story!

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  9. trE says:

    It’s a lovely tree, Mitch! Happy December!

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  10. Happy December to you, too, Mitch! Height is relative so that a shortee like me can also become tall 🙂

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  11. Your home is lovely. And the tree looks exactly the right size.

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  12. Gary Fultz says:

    I built a wooden box for ours to sit on. The upside is bigger gifts fit under the tree.

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  13. When we moved to our new home last year, we had a “tall” tree, but the ceilings here are 9 feet grande while our last home had tall walls of 7.5 feet. So my wife decided that while the tall tree was nice, we should get a grande tree. Now we have two inside trees and outside we have a vente sized tree (20 feet) and I bought enough lights to add it to our Christmas festivities (well, actually putting lights on that tree might not be festive, but it will look festive when I’m done).

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  14. It is beautiful! ^_^ Fills it’s spot in the room nicely as well. 🙂 Love the ornaments too, very cute and a fun assortment.

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  15. SelmaMartin says:

    Lovely. I like this post about your North Pole arrival. Er… China? Ok. And your tall tree. Adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. c.f. leach says:

    Mitch you are a hot mess! LOL. From your experience I think I’ll just keep the tree we have in the garage and wait for after Christmas sales….Oh, by the way, you can add Bruno Mars to your list of notably famous, but…Blessings and Peace!

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  17. JOY journal says:

    🙂 Lovely tree! I keep threatening to get a table top version when the kids are out on their own — our basement stairs have two turns!

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  18. usfman says:

    As long as I can reach the top of the tree to place the star ornament it’s tall enough for me.

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  19. gregoryjoel says:

    A very wonderful December to you!/ Size is definitely not the measure of the dog. My friend Craig says that westward bound settlers were often chased by mad packs of Chihuahuas, making the westward journey fraught with danger…

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  20. Mary Sweeney says:

    This is the perfect tree, and beautifully decorated! Bill had to order us a new tree a few years ago (from China) because our other one was 15 years old. It was one of those where you had to put one branch at a time in, and I was having to use masking tape to hold them in. I remember you posting your tree last year or the year before. Bill and I noticed we had some of the same ornaments – “Our First Christmas 1985”. So many memories of Christmas past wrapped up in ornaments. Merry Christmas to you and Trudy!

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