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A nonstandard question about the interaction of cats and Christmas trees

How do I get my cat to stop chewing on my (plastic and metal) Christmas tree? [more inside]
posted by quaking fajita on Dec 1, 2016 - 2 answers

two turtle doves, and a raaaat in a christmas tree

we live in the woods in northern california and want to decorate a large pine tree for christmas which currently lives about 15 feet from our front door. it will be staying where it is; we want to add some natural-ish decorations which could maybe feed the several species of birds that live around us. how festive. however, this being the country, we also have wood rats aplenty. the last thing i want to see on christmas morning is our tree filled with rats. is there a way to feed the birds without encouraging rats? or should we just dress the rats as soldiers and recreate the nutcracker suite in our front yard?
posted by andreapandrea on Nov 25, 2016 - 8 answers

Tabletop DIY tree?

I'm wondering if someone could point me in the direction of a DIY miniature christmas tree? Needs to fit in a carry-on bag. No bigger than a can of soup. Not real. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Nov 22, 2016 - 23 answers

How to make an artificial Christmas tree look okay?

Looking for a decent artificial Christmas tree on a bit of a budget. Do you have one that you really love? Tell me about it! I have been internet-searching these all morning but I can't really tell from the photos how they look, so I came to Metafilter for personal recommendations. (Alternately: tell me your tricks for making fake trees look less sad and fake!) [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese on Nov 22, 2016 - 28 answers

Smoky Christmas Tree

4 months ago, we inherited an artificial Christmas tree from smokers. I kept the tree in the box until yesterday, so I lost out on an opportunity to air it out. What's your best trick for getting rid of the cigarette smoke smell (really get rid of it and not just mask the odor)? It's the kind where you stick the individual branches into the holes on the center pole.
posted by Neeuq Nus on Dec 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Calling all festive illumination fanatics--which lights should I buy?

After lots of burnt out strings and fadded bulbs last year, the time has come to replace the Christmas lights for my tree; which ones should I buy? I am CRAZY about lights. It's my family's tradition to put so many on, the tree glows like a small star. Think 4000 bulbs on a 5 1/2' tree. This is serious business. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Nov 25, 2014 - 5 answers

How tall can my Christmas tree be and fit on my sedan roof?

We have very high ceilings in our apartment and can get a tall tree, but we would like to avoid renting a truck and I don't think any of our nearby friends have the type of vehicle that would be better. If we must, we will further investigate those options or delivery or whatever, but first I want to rule out using my own car. I've never transported anything on my own roof and I have no rack but I know trees get home this way all the time. I'm happy to go nuts tying it down as long as we're being safe. I know there's a weight limit listed for my car. What's the practical/legal length limit and what is it based on (roof, car length)?
posted by zizania on Dec 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Future 15 month old wants something dangling that won't kill her

Please help to give me ideas for safe Christmas ornaments/baby toys to hang on a tree for a 15 month old, that (individually) aren't too expensive. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Dec 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Where can we get a corner Christmas tree?

Help me find a quarter/corner Christmas tree. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Nov 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

In search of a Christmas tree, near Kew Gardens-Forest Hills in Queens, NY, this week. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Nov 26, 2012 - 3 answers

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas...

I would like to buy a candle that smells like Christmas trees. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 7, 2012 - 20 answers

Oh, Christmas Tree or Seasonally Appropriate Alternative...

I want to show off my Christmas ornaments. I have a curious cat. Please help me brainstorm solutions! (details & constraints inside) [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Nov 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Christmas without a tree

How do I make my house smell like Christmas without a tree? [more inside]
posted by mikesch on Nov 23, 2011 - 29 answers

'Twas the night before Christmas

What happens to leftover Christmas trees? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Dec 12, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I care for my new "living Christmas tree"?

[Plant Filter] How do I care for my new dwarf conifer, a Lawson Cypress also known as "Treasure Island"? I purchased him from my local nursery two days ago, where they were selling small "living Christmas trees" as novelties. It is a very lovely little tree, and I would actually like to keep it potted inside if possible, but I'm not sure if it will be too warm for this species. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Dec 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Want a pre-lit tree that is pretty and not expensive.

Can you help me find a pre-lit tree that doesn't look hideous and won't bust the budget? [more inside]
posted by bfranklin on Nov 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Corner tree-threat or menace?

Corner Christmas tree--what's wrong with this idea? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Dec 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Xmas Needle Reduction?

Genius ways to get the Christmas tree out of the condo building without a bajillion needles everywhere? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Dec 29, 2008 - 24 answers

Bringing the outside inside (aka: these spoiled cats)

Catfilter: My kitties are loving the Christmas tree. How can I extend their joy all year round? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Dec 23, 2008 - 7 answers

HolidayFilter: Help us top our tree!

We've gone and done it. My partner and I bought a beautiful tree for our apartment. We've decked it to the nines, he's used his chaos magic to cast spells preventing the darling cat from disemboweling our holiday house-guest...but something's not quite right. Our tree has no topper! We've looked for inspiration here, here, and even here, but we're still stumped. [more inside]
posted by a lot is two words on Dec 12, 2008 - 20 answers

What's wrong with our Christmas tree?

Is that the fire crackling? Nope, it's the Christmas tree! [more inside]
posted by killy willy on Dec 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Early Bird Xmas Tree

Are there any u-cut Christmas tree lots already open in SF/Northern Cal area? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Nov 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Christmas Tree debate?

Christmas Tree debate - Can this tree be used/saved? [more inside]
posted by msshe on Dec 22, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me build a christmas tree

I'd like to make my own cheapass christmas tree. [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Dec 16, 2006 - 15 answers

What Christmas train should I get?

Which Christmas train should I get? [more inside]
posted by madajb on Oct 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Safe Christmas illumination

How many strands of Christmas tree lights (100 lights/strand) can I safely plug into a single outlet and/or connect to each other?
posted by Dr. Zira on Dec 17, 2004 - 12 answers

Christmas trees made out of bamboo?

When I lived in the Philippines, we had a Christmas tree assembled out of bamboo. Every year I search online for a source for these, but this year, as previously, I've come up empty. Does anyone know who sells them? It was my understanding at the time that they were very common (there), but now all trace of them seems to have vanished.
posted by rushmc on Dec 18, 2003 - 6 answers

O Tannenbaum

Christmas trees. Real or artificial? Or rather is it worth paying a high price for an artificial tree that looks very real rather than a relatively low price a real tree that looks, well, real?
posted by feelinglistless on Dec 17, 2003 - 18 answers

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