This is a picture of the town's Christmas tree, taken from afar. They put it up and lit it at the end of November, which I think is a bit early, but at least it gave a Yuletide feel to this town. And since then, I have been wanting to have mine. This year, like in 2013 which was the last time I celebrated Christmas in England, I will buy a real one. But when is the question. I will be busy every weekend until Christmas and have little time to do it, so it needs to be done soon, but in the same time I don't want to put it up too early so it dries up before Christmas and ends up like the Christmas tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas. You know the one I mean. But I think I might try my luck this weekend, if I can find the time. With a lot of water and a lot of love, I think it will stay green for long enough. In the meantime, I will end this post with a piece of the album of A Charlie Brown Christmas. I am a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas carols and do not like modern takes (or indeed modern Christmas songs), but I love the simplicity of the arrangements of Vince Guaraldi. This is my favourite version of O Tannenbaum, maybe the only take of the song I genuinely love actually. I love how it goes from various moods, from melancholic to more upbeat. It's how I feel when I go and buy a tree and decorate it afterwards.
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