Sunday, November 30, 2008
It's Time for Beer Can Christmas Trees
Perhaps it was the two straight days of decorating the inside and outside of our house coming so close after hosting family for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but I'm really starting to think that the creators of these Christmas trees have the right idea!
I'm willing to wager that: (a) Men are behind most of these holiday classics; (b) Most of the men who created these trees are in college or they are single, divorced or soon will be; and (c) The vast majority came up with the concepts after consuming the contents of the building materials.
All kidding aside, I cannot get enough of these malty holiday symbols. Remember last year when the Viet Nam Beer Co. used 8,000 Heineken cans to build a uniquely shaped Christmas tree? If pictures are worth a thousand words, then these videos on You Tube must be worth a million:
Here is a Christmas tree built from 1,050 Stubbie Bottles:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp8jIPaX9BM
If you liked that clip, you'll love the Heineken Christmas tree in Hawaii: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccEduayuXh8&NR=1
In order to get into the holiday (or is it the recycling) mood, this year I think I'm going to listen to "Beer Can Christmas Tree" by Michael O’Neill and Jimmy Baldwin while opening presents. After all, who can resist the lyrics:
I don’t need no Douglas fur,
Don’t want no Evergreen,
The “purdiest” tree to me is a beer can Christmas tree,
A beer can Christmas tree...