The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, November 23, 2020

My misconception of aluminum Christmas trees

Bunny walked into the Computer Room bearing a copy of the The Transylvania Times. “Do you know what's open in Brevard?”

“No,” I said.

The Aluminium Christmas Tree Exhibit!” she said, showing me the lead article in section B of the paper.

Yes, it's that time of year again, when the Aluminum Tree & Æsthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (aka ATOM) is open to the public.

I first came across this wonderful exhibit fourteen years ago, and at the time, I mentioned that my only exposure to aluminum Christmas trees was “A Charlies Brown Christmas.” What I didn't mention in that post was that I thought aluminum Christmas trees were tall aluminum cones—the reality was a bit different:

[An image of three aluminum Christmas trees, all sitting on tables; two are silver, one is gold.  “Aren't you a bit short to be a Christmas Tree?”]

(Note: Bunny and I actually saw the exhibit back in December of 2012, but I did not blog about it then—perhaps I was being lazy or something)

I was mildly disappointed they were not the large cones of painted aluminum, but they're cool nonetheless.

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