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- n. Plural form of Christmas tree.
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And she’d stammer out something about the price of loin lamb chops or meeting Mrs. Stillman at the dry cleaner or the vote to buy Christmas trees for each classroom taken by today’s meeting of the PTA.
I took a last look inland, saw the tops of sequoias piercing the fog cover, and thought of miniature Christmas trees on a spun-cotton backdrop.
Not only were there a dozen frost-covered Christmas trees and thick streamers of holly and mistletoe crisscrossing the ceiling, but enchanted snow was falling, warm and dry, from the ceiling.
The children loved the beaches and the stories Midori told them of Christmas in Hawaii—of Santa arriving in an outrigger canoe instead of the sleigh he preferred for colder climates, of children leaving sushi and juice for him on Christmas Eve instead of cookies, of Hawaiian residents buying Christmas trees shipped from the mainland in refrigerated containers while others decorated backyard palm trees, and of celebrating with kanikapila, informal parties with music, after church services.
Day had proved too much for my watch-dog propensities: no sooner had my head touched the pillow than I was in dreamland, handing cake and tea to the school children all over again, and decorating whole avenues of gigantic Christmas trees in endless succession.
Her three-inch satin T-strap heels were set off by rhinestone buttons that joined the “T” to the shoe, and the rhinestone earrings that hung down the side of her face like upside-down Christmas trees accentuated her keen facial features.