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Angel or Star?

Post 1

Bluebottle

What do you have on top of your smiley - xmastree - an smiley - angel or smiley - star?
I'm curious which is more popular.

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Post 2

Icy North

Being more of a scientist than a theologist, I plump for the star. Its five points accurately depict the model I have formed of these giant gaseous spheres.


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Post 3

Bluebottle

At home we've got a paper angel that my daughter made a few weeks ago at the town's Christmas light switch on festive event, though we normally have a little tin smiley - angel.
Before we got the tin smiley - angel we had a plastic smiley - star which is on top of the smiley - xmastree in my office.

I'll be honest – I like Christmas decorations to have faces. Around the tree I prefer to have little figures rather than baubles, which to me seem a load of balls, and also prefer an angel rather than a faceless star.

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Post 4

Wand'rin star

I come from a (fairly) long line of atheists. We always used to have a fairy on the top of our tree. smiley - starsmiley - star


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Post 5

SashaQ - happysad - Editor

In my family we used to alternate between an angel smiley - angel and a star smiley - star

When I used to put up my little tree for me and my partner, I also alternated angel and star, as I got tiny versions of each. These days I prefer to simply decorate my mantelpiece with angels that people have given me over the years smiley - angel


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Post 6

Pink Paisley

When my children were small, my mother made an angel for the top of our tree. The head and face was carved from a bit of white domestic candle. The frock (angels wear frocks right?) was made from a cut off from a net curtain.

She's not an artist. The angel wasn't really awfully attractive.

For years we had an angel at the top of the tree that looked rather like Sylvester Stalone in drag.

PP.


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Post 7

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

None of the above. I buy upright Junipers or Arborvitae in planters, usually with big red bows attached to the tops.


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Post 8

Rev Nick - give me poutine, or give me death

We've had both over the past 30-some years. Most often, a star of some sort. Just what fits the tree best in any given year.


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Post 9

Bluebottle

Ah yes – having something that won't fall off is usually a good idea. smiley - ok

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Post 10

SiliconDioxide

For many years we have had a crystal star hanging in the bay window of our dining room. Every year we put the Christmas tree underneath it for a few weeks.


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Post 11

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

That's a practical solution! smiley - ok


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Post 12

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

A fairy.


smiley - crackersmiley - hollysmiley - reindeersmiley - xmastreesmiley - mistletoe


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Post 13

paulh, not fond of Lord Mudpants

My favorite fairy is the Blue Fairy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pguMUFyJ3_U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENQXPOHgFWA


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Post 14

Vip

Fairy! We have had a star in the past, but probably the fairy 7/9 of the previous Christmases.

smiley - cupid has a mini-tree in his room and he has a Christmas tree on top of his. He made it at nursery a couple of years ago. I'm sure he'll replace it with something else one day.

smiley - fairy


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Post 15

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

I have a gold wicker star. I did buy a fairy with a red dress & maribou trim but she looks awkward up there so now stands on the shelf above the TV smiley - fairy

Deb smiley - cheerup


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