come christmas time, the christmas decors kept in storage are brought out and cleaned. that's when the small christmas tree, named "douglas" by my niece, M, becomes alive again. douglas was a gift to my mom a long long time ago. it sings jingle bells with a baritone, and while singing, its eyes would blink and its big "mouth" would open and close too like a puppet. the singing would start again when a sound was made like hands clapping or banging of any object.

and for those features, the small kids are scared of it. when M was around 2 or 3, and douglas was still new, she'd cry everytime she sees it. now that she's older, it's still not one of her favorite christmas decors. recently, the latest victim was my 1 year old nephew, L. when the tree was shown to him, he eagerly pointed at it and said "cri, cri!", roughly translated, "christmas tree!". but when it suddenly started singing, the shock in his eyes and the crying which immediately followed meant that douglas struck again!

douglas has only one thing to say to all its victims..."HO HO HO! MERRY CHRISTMAS!"


Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Oh, my a singing tree. I can see why some kids would be afraid and others would enjoy. HOw unusual! It's so cute that your neice named it. :)

Nov 16, 2005, 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger duke said...

i tink i like douglas. hehehe.

Nov 17, 2005, 5:34:00 AM  
Anonymous bugsybee said...

I like Douglas too - ang cute! I've never seen a singing Christmas tree and it's cute that your niece named it Douglas (why?). :)

Nov 17, 2005, 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

green-eyed lady: it just claimed another victim, my other 1-yr old niece. right now, douglas is on time-out. it was placed in a corner where the kids won't see it. poor douglas, it wasn't his fault that he could sing...

duke: of course, you'd like douglas. sutil ka eh! hehehe

bugsybee: i dunno why she named it douglas. she loves naming anything and everything, making her the family's official namegiver of pets. wierd ba? hehehe

Nov 23, 2005, 11:31:00 PM  

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