Christmas at Casa Montgomery

Posted: January 15, 2012 in Life, Spain, Tenerife
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We are always, always late putting up our Christmas decorations. This year was no different except that this year we toddled off to Portugal shortly after Christmas Day to return on the night when the decs were due to come down again. So we didn’t really have a lot of time to enjoy them.

Instead of leaving them up in the house for 12 months and risking bad luck, I thought I’d post some pics on here, so I can enjoy the house dressed for Christmas for just a little bit longer.

Instead of a Christmas Tree we have a Sprayed Branch, Lights and Old CDs.

Our Only Tree.

By the Light of the Stars.

Bucks Fizz on Christmas Morn.

The Door Handle that Requires a Strong Wrist.

Symbols of Good Luck.

Stars and Discs.

On the Outside Looking In.

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Comments
  1. Oh the bad luck thing doesn’t apply out there. It couldn’t otherwise you’d be taking decorations down on 12th Night before Los Reyes had officially delivered the gifts after midnight into the 6th. You can leave decorations up until February 1st, taking them down in time for Candlemas on the 2nd. That was the tradition in Britain too in the past: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presentation_of_Jesus_at_the_Temple#Traditions_and_superstitions

  2. dragojac says:

    Damn. Wish we’d known that…would have left them up for a bit longer 🙂

    Mind you, we should have known. You know what it’s like here – take down the Christmas decs so they can put the carnaval ones up.

  3. Yeah, it’s not really laziness on their part, they’re just following the *proper* tradition. That’s my excuse too for why my Christmas tree is still up. It’s nothing to do with not having the energy or the motivation to disassemble the bloody thing! 🙂

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