Thursday, December 01, 2005, blue Christmas

I thought about calling this entry, "For unto you is born a King..." but I didn't want all of the religious nuts Googling in here and accusing me of blasphemy (which I am very often guilty of). Although I am really not as obsessed with Elvis as one might think, I have woven the King into our Christmas tradition with the annual decorating of the Elvis Tree.

The Elvis Tree was born out of my imagination a few years ago when faced with the dilemma of yet another Christmas and not wanting to kill a tree. It came to me in a vision. I pictured a white, artificial tree with blue lights and nothing but Elvis and Elvis-related ornaments.

After years of late nights on Ebay and countless gifts from well-meaning friends and family, I had plenty of Elvis stuff to decorate a tree. So I went to the nearest K-Mart and bought me a 6-foot white tree and some blue lights. The result was stunning as you can see:

It's even more stunning when you turn off the lights and experience Blue Christmas in all it's splendor:

And perched on top of the tree in front of the star is the King himself from the Elvis in Hawaii concert. I get teary-eyed ever time I look at it:

But the best part is the minature Graceland that I set up under the tree. I picked it up on eBay a few years ago. It came complete with Christmas decorations that light up. Unfortunately, our cats don't have the respect for the King's castle that I do:

Now that we are in our new house, I wasn't sure Tess would be open to the Elvis tree. But fortunately we have a big house and room for two trees.

I love my wife.


Anonymous said...

Hey, look at that cat over there. That cat is huge.

Lights in the wake said...

Ha ha ha. That's a good one Tiny E.

Anonymous said...

I'm just saying it's huge, that's all.

Alex Pendragon said...

To your very last line of your post: You should! hehe

Luckily, my wife hasn't had to tolerate any shrines.

Unless of course you count Lord God Imac......

Or the Beatles.......

Time said...

lights and tiny elvis (who I think are the same person),

In reality, both cats are pretty darned huge. In this case they are paying homage to the Hillbilly Cat.

the michael,

truth be told, I was always a Beatle fan first.

Lights in the wake said...

Please Tim, tell me you've seen the SNL Tiny Elvis skits. Otherwise, what I did doesn't make a bit of sense.

Time said...


Nicolas Cage. Of course. I thought it was hilarious. And I got your joke. It was huge. :)

But the cats really are huge.

teri said...

Great post and it sounds like you have a great wife, she must truly love you. ;)

Time said...

Thanks Teri,

Well at least we know she doesn't love me for my good taste!