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Even though it is caged, the Tree of Christmas is still judging you.
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Came across this article about Grimsby and its christmas trees. Norway sent them a bad tree in 2018.
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Norway CANCELS 15-year Christmas gift to Grimsby tradition admitting 'our trees are not good enough for you'​

The municipality of Sortland in Norway have sent a Christmas tree to the town for the past 15 years

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Connor LynchReporter
  • 06:00, 16 MAR 2019
Grimsby will no longer have a Norwegian Christmas tree in the town centre, as the Mayor of Sortland has written to say that their trees are no longer good enough.

For the past 15 years the municipality of Sortland in Norway have sent a Christmas tree to the town as a holiday greeting, but last year's tree left a lot to be desired, with residents complaining about the state of the dying spruce.

Vast portions of the tree were completely bare, and many felt that it was a bad look for the area, as a Christmas tree should be a positive attraction that brings joy to people and encourages them into the town centre.

As a result, North East Lincolnshire Council was forced to remove it and replace it with a new one.

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/...tland-cancel-christmas-tree-tradition-2649891
 

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Aurora with an emotional cover of Walking In The Air.

 

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Aurora with an emotional cover of Walking In The Air.


No idea where she's from and don't mind the arrangement, but she cannot enunciate properly.

Which sounds weird for a song originally sung in crisp 'choirboy' fashion.
 

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No idea where she's from and don't mind the arrangement, but she cannot enunciate properly.

Which sounds weird for a song originally sung in crisp 'choirboy' fashion.
She's Norwegian., so English is not her natural language.
 

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She's Norwegian., so English is not her natural language.

It's a fair excuse--I have a hard enough time singing nursery rhymes in a second language.

Very nice venue she's performing in, wherever it is.
 

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It looked/looks like one of those green plastic things you'd see outside the entrance to a wine bar or an upmarket estate agents.
 

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It looked/looks like one of those green plastic things you'd see outside the entrance to a wine bar or an upmarket estate agents.
Those plastic artificial trees in pots cost a FORTUNE. My friend runs a restaurant and recently had to buy two new ones to surround the front door, and they were so expensive that she could have bought several real ones for the price.

She didn't, because they'd be stolen. The plastic ones can be fixed down.
 

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Ten years ago some-one at St. Pancras station/Eurostar thought it would be really cool to commission a 33 foot Xmas tree made out of lego. It was OK but up close it looked a bit linear and plasticky - a true Artist would have included some irregularity to the branches.

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Ten years ago some-one at St. Pancras station/Eurostar thought it would be really cool to commission a 33 foot Xmas tree made out of lego. It was OK but up close it looked a bit linear and plasticky - a true Artist would have included some irregularity to the branches.

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Isn't 'linear and plasticky' practically the entire definition of Lego?
 

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I've just been into town to reserve the Christmas issue of Viz, something I look forward to every year as well as the free calendar. I wouldn't say no to a calendar of past Grimsby Christmas trees either, Norway clearly have a sense of humour.
 

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I've just been into town to reserve the Christmas issue of Viz, something I look forward to every year as well as the free calendar. I wouldn't say no to a calendar of past Grimsby Christmas trees either, Norway clearly have a sense of humour.
I was thinking the same. An advent calendar with a different crappy xmas tree every day.
 
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