Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fun Things About Christmas #1

We started a fun office tradition a few years ago.....it's called "The Ugly Ornament Contest". Each year we search far and wide for the strangest, non-tradition, inexpensive Christmas tree ornament we can find. A scrawny Charlie Brown Type tree is brought out of storage and for the holiday season, the winner of the previous year's contest, gets to proudly display the Ugly Ornament Tree in their office. This year I found my ornament at Marshall's. In an effort no to hurt ANY one's feelings.....I don't so much think this ornament is ugly...just kitchy and non-traditional...so my apologies to anyone who bought this because they are a frog, or KNEW a frog couple that got married this year! Hehehe!

Just had to show you the back of this.... uhhhh....very unusual ornament. Can't you just feel the Frog Love!?!?!!?! Once the Ugly Ornament Party takes place I'll take pictures so you can see the full beauty of ALL the new ornaments added to the tree this year.
Do ya'll have ornaments you'd like to share pictures of that maybe aren't exactly what you usually decorate with, but ended up in your box of treasured ornaments/decoration? Maybe someone gave you a gift that just wasn't your style or you had a strange shopping moment and bought something really silly (hey, at the time we thought we might be able to "spiff it up!". Share them with us all....We'd love to see them!

19 comments:

  1. You are drawn to this in some sort of OMGosh sort of way! LOL...

    Certainly this ornament is the Reigning Champion in your family's competition/contest?
    LOL

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  2. Hi Susan! haa - that is so ugly it's cute! I shudder when I see it but yet I find the frogs charming! How weird is that!? That sounds like a fun competition and I bet the photos of all those "special" ornaments would be hilarious! Speaking of ornaments you have some really cute ones on your other post. The drunken santa is pretty cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I agree - hubby needs to get up out of bed and start (i.e. turn the gas back on!) a fire! ;) ~ Laurie

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  3. p.s. after reading my comment - I realized it sounds funny - so I will rephrase - "HUBBY IS SICK IN BED AND NEEDS TO SHOW HIS WIFE HOW TO TURN THE PROPANE FIREPLACE ON" there! didn't want anyone to get any strange ideas! ha-ha!:)

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  4. That sounds like a fun thing for the office.

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  5. hahahaaa, what a FUN thing to do each Christmas. i love it!
    I, too, think this one is so ugly, it's cute!! lol

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  6. LOL....well it is unusual. I can't wait to see your office tree. That sounds like fun!

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  7. Hello Susan...so nice to meet you!
    Your blog is fun so I've jumped on board as a follower & as soon as I leave I'm going to add you to my blog list if you don't mind... Your fur baby Carson is gorgeous..a WHITE schnauzer, right? so rare... I LOVE the idea of the ugly ornament contest...We may have to copy that... ;-) Bo

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  8. Susan, it's funny because I love both silly ornaments and serioius ones. I also get a kick out of kitsch. So I'm strangely attracted to those frogs! LOL! It is really a hoot.

    I think y'all should have the funniest ornament contest then that way no one's feelings are hurt if someone happens to pick their favorite ornament as the ugliest. I've seen some doozies, though. Then there are some I have that aren't really ugly, but you look at them and go, why would someone make an ornament that looked like this??? I inherited some and have been given others. Of course, "I" only buy the best ones. ;-)

    Happy Friday!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  9. Your office tree sounds like such fun. And...yes the ornament is so ugly that it's cute. The office where I worked always had a contest during the holidays. One of the best was the year we brought in baby pictures of ourselves and had to guess who it was. I usually still work one day a week. I'll have to suggest an ugly ornament contest for next year. Great idea!!!

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  10. What fun! Yes, I've gotten some doozys in the past as gifts-so bad I can't even regift them. Be sure and post the tree when it's good and ugly loaded. BTW-your personal collection is fantastic. Deb

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  11. Oh I get to be a spill it sister...I love that!

    Your blog is great. I love the polka dotted ribbon on your Christmas tree.

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  12. How funny! I've heard of the ugliest Christmas sweater contests, but not the ornament ones. :) I really the little line you have in your comment section - "spill it sister" - too cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog & for your sweet comments. :)

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  13. What a champion ornament! ;) hee hee

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  14. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. This is a fun office contest and I love your ornament. I'd love to see all the contestants.

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  15. What a fun tradition! I agree with Laurie...It's so ugly it's cute! LOL
    ~Kelli

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  16. What a fun contest! I do believe that the ornament is soooo ugly that it is precious....xo...deb

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  17. Hi......
    Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting....Good Luck...Welcome to my blog...

    Merry Christmas and happy New year.

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  18. Heeheehee! What a cool "froggie" couple! I love your sense of fun! Your blog is an absolutely pleasure to read!
    :-)

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