Above you see a video, equal parts artsy AND fartsy, of the Panucci-Larch Christmas Tree for 2021. Mel did all the decorating, your humble blogger simply provided the menial labor, and then took the photos and video.
We decided to go a bit low-key this Christmas, and not bury the tree under the many year’s worth of ornaments that we’ve accumulated. So we gave the Batman, Walking Dead and most of the Beatles ornaments the year off, and stuck with new stuff that we got this year, and some of the classier ornaments we’ve acquired in our travels. We figure we’ll be rotating ornaments from now on, unless we add another tree…or trees…to the mix in the future.
This is our third year using our “new” fancy, pre-lit tree, and we thought it’d be cool to able to actually see the lights for a change.
The video was a spur-of-the moment thing. While shooting the photos, I decided to fire up the video feature on my ancient digital camera, and shot Standard-definition footage of the tree. Then, when editing, I zoomed in, blew up the saturation, found some YouTube library music and had it rendered less than an hour after I shot it.
It was something different to do, and you folks can consider this video and photo essay our Christmas card, since we stopped sending out real cards years ago.
We have a few more holiday treats up our sleeves for PopCult over the next week, so keep checking back, and have a happy and peaceful season.
Here are fifteen or so photos with captions, for your amusement and enjoyment…