Tag: Christmas

Find A Christmas Tree In The New River Valley

Thanksgiving is gone, and Christmas is upon us. While we moaned about seeing Christmas displays in August – TOO SOON – the reality is that Christmas is right around the corner. And before you finish the Christmas shopping, it’s time for the Christmas tree to go up. If you’re one of those who likes to be Clark Griswold and chop down your own tree (and really, is there any other way?), here’s a list of Christmas tree farms throughout the New River Valley. Idyllwood Farms, Blacksburg – technically not a cut-your-own, but still a recognizable location that’s been serving the New River …

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Sparky, It’s Time To Put Up The Christmas Lights

Admit it – you head out late in the evenings around the Christmas holidays to look for houses decorated (in an over the top way) for Christmas. Kind of like this one … Natalie and I like riding around and looking at how people decorate for Christmas … I’ve mentioned it before. We like them all – the ones that are tastefully done, the ones that have a “whoa I’ve never seen that before!”, and especially the ones that make you slow down as you drive by, stop in the road, or even circle back around to see it two …

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Where To Dispose of Christmas Trees in Blacksburg, Christiansburg & Radford

That big green tree you cut down prior to Christmas is now a scraggly, Charlie Brown mess.  So what do you do with that Christmas tree if you live in Blacksburg, or Christiansburg, or Radford? Town of Blacksburg: Town residents can begin placing their Christmas trees at the curb, January 3 – January 14.  That should give all of us procrastinators plenty of time to finish the job.  See this link for more information. In case you’re interested, trees will be chipped and used for an alternative fuel source. I love that … Town of Christiansburg: Trees can be placed …

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Channel Your Clark Griswald and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Growing up, we never had a real tree in the house for Christmas – it was always one of those fake plastic ones, and while they look better now they looked awful in the 70’s and 80’s (apologies to plastic Christmas tree manufacturers everywhere, but your product really was crap).  But Natalie and I have always enjoyed having a real tree for Christmas, so each year we go out to a local vendor who’s set up shop in some parking lot … we agonize over “is this one too crooked”, “is that one too tall” … and then we toss …

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Christmas Lights in the New River Valley

Back by popular demand – well, back because at least one person requested it – it’s the New River Valley Christmas Lights map!  And this year I need your help View Christmas Lights in the New River Valley in a larger map I love riding around and looking at how people decorate for Christmas … and admit it, you do too.  We like them all – the ones that are tastefully done, the ones that have a “whoa I’ve never seen that before!”, and especially the ones that make you slow down as you drive by, stop in the road, …

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Caption This

Continuing on the Christmas theme … A friend sent this to me earlier in the week, and although I can’t vouch for its’ validity (update 7:00pm – Snopes is researching – we don’t care, we still think it’s funny) it’s funny nonetheless and so I thought we’d play “Caption This” with it.  To play, include your thoughts in the comments below on what the most appropriate caption should be for the photo.  Multiple entries are allowed.  At stake this week will be a gift certificate to Easy Chair Coffee Shop, and we’ll choose the winner next Wednesday, December 16th.

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Where Are The New River Valley Christmas Lights?

It’s Christmas time in the New River Valley, and holiday lights are starting to show on houses throughout the area.  Natalie and I enjoy hopping in the car, turning on Christmas music, and cruising the streets looking for lights.  Classy lights, gaudy lights, we like them all, and last night was our first trip out. I was thinking that there are a lot of people in the Valley who know where the great spots are, so I thought I’d create a map we can all share – know where we can all find some really great Christmas lights? Just insert …

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