Real Screamin Christmas Tree

Thinking about this today because this Christmas had a few surprises. Started this year by breaking a tradition at the Randall Ranch by having a fake tree. My father was tossing his out as it has become too hard for him to set up. So guess who got the tree? I only said yes to the tree because my wife wanted a fake one. I caved and put it up this year and fully decorated it.  The funny part is my wife knew I love a real tree so she thought I was disappointed. Well, while I was working my shift this past week from 7pm to Midnight she went and got a real tree and switched it while I was at work. To my surprise, I came home and it actually took me a while to notice the real tree. The smell of a real tree just makes the holiday feel better and we once again enjoyed the tradition of a real one!

The question remains though:  When is the right time to take your Christmas tree down? To me, it’s a personal preference and a safety concern as the dryness of the tree becomes a fire hazard. I always remember the 12 Days of Christmas rule. Starting the day after Christmas count 12 days and on the 12th day, it goes to the curb.  If you’re superstitious about these things, taking a tree down before New Year’s Day risks bringing all your bad luck with you into the new year. Largely, I’ve found the majority of people like to take their trees down the first week of January. Fake trees are not much to worry about. Remember people celebrate Christmas in July. The best part is there is no right or wrong answer to this question. So as far as I’m concerned, take it down whenever you want!

Screamin Tree

Real Screamin Christmas Tree

My Must Watch Christmas Classics - Screamin' Scott

The holidays are going to whip by us so fast it will make your head spin. Take some time around the family tube and don’t forget some of these Christmas classics from the past. 

Here are some are my personal favorites. I won’t be surprised if in some parts of the movie make your eyes water a bit. It must be the onion dip with the potato chips. I hope you get a chance to see some of my all-time favorite Christmas movies.

  • The Night of the Meek - The Twilight Zone episode (season 2, episode 11

    This movie originally aired on December 23, 1960, on CBS. Years before Bad Santa, Art Carney starred as a drunk mall Santa with one wish to make someone’s Christmas wishes come true. There are a lot of Hollywood extras in this episode to make this a wonderful Christmas classic come to life. My All TIME favorite must see episode.

  • The Ref - with Denis Lear , Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis

    Denis Leary plays an unfortunate cat burglar who becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple played by Kevin Spacey, and Judy Davis and their annoying relative’s hostage. Before long, they’re driving him nuts, and the line between who is whose hostage begins to blur. His only hope is to act as their referee and resolve their differences.

  • Fred Clause - starring Vince Vaughn

    Vince Vaughn had a smash hit with the movie, “Swingers,” in 1996. I was so impressed that I had to watch everything that he was in. Here is Vince in a Christmas movie, Fred Clause. Imagine if Santa had a brother.

  • Bill Murray in "SCROOGED"

    This is a hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Bill Murry and a cast of characters rip through the Christmas Tale with a lot of twists and turns. Even the ending seems like the movie company ran out of money for a script to finish. It does end on a happy note.

  • Three Stooges Christmas

    What kind of Three Stooges fan are you?  Do you like Shemp or Curly?  This short film entitled “Malice in the Palace” features Shemp along with Moe and Larry as each don disguises as Santa Claus and ride in a horse-drawn sleigh across the sand.

Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle

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