6 days to Christmas

I used to think the only “right” Christmas trees were green and preferably live, but I’ve mellowed somewhat in that opinion. A Christmas tree like this would look out of place in my parents’ living room, but it might look funky in mine, especially with different baubles (I’m not fond of pastels):



21 days to Christmas and the malls are decked

I went to the Smáralind mall yesterday, not to shop, but to look at the Christmas decorations and window displays. The mall itself was decorated much as it has been in the last several years: the same giant baubles hanging from the ceiling, the same pairs of small Christmas trees dotted about the place, and the same huge tree at the same end as usual. I’m looking forward to seeing the gingerbread houses when they are set up. Here is a glimpse of the big tree: