You know the drill. Happy Holidays from Ms. Q!
Day 11: A Flammable Christmas
Yes those are real candles on that Christmas tree.
We miss something in America by using strings of electric lights, or worse, a pre-lit tree (really, how lazy can you be?) at Christmastime.
Namely, we miss the possibility of our homes burning down.
Not to mention the amount of ice that would be the result of the fire department trying to put out aforementioned house fire.
Nothing but the spring thaw will take care of that is all I'm saying.
This photo was taken in the Old Country one long-ago Christmas, when the light bulb was just a twinkle in Edison's eye.
So that's not true.
Really, this photo was taken in Bratislava in 2005.
The straw ornaments are traditional to many European countries, and the candles are a throwback.
TIP: Never leave the tree unattended.
TIP: Keep a pail of water handy in the same room in case anything catches fire.