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Festive Scots gran branded 'crazy' after leaving Christmas tree up for nearly a year

Source - Daily Record

By - Hamish Morrison

Date 16-11-2021

A festive-loving gran has been branded 'crazy' by locals after leaving her Christmas tree up for nearly a year.

Gran-of-two Pavola Slessor, 48, put her plastic Christmas tree up on December 13 2020 with the intention of taking it down after lockdown.

But she found it was giving her moods a boost and delayed it beyond April.

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The mum-of-one, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, has been branded 'the crazy Christmas tree lady' and teased kids trick-or-treating for Halloween that she believed it was Christmas already.

After a washout Christmas last year where she missed seeing some of her family, Pavola has a special Christmas planned this year - with her baby grandson Myles, who was born in October.

Pavola, who works as a home carer, said: "I love Christmas, it's a great time of the year but with Covid, everybody has just been down in the dumps.

"They lifted restrictions for a couple of days last year and then took it away from us again

"It started as a joke and I usually keep it up for the 12 days and then take it back down again, I've always done that.

"But this year I just started saying to folk I'd keep it up until the end of lockdown.

" Lockdown came and went and it kind of dwindled out, it was March, then it was April and I thought, I'll just keep it up.


"It just gives you that nice Christmas feeling.

"Mostly people just say 'Oh my God, you still have your tree up!'

"It just became a standing joke and I still switch the lights on it every night.

"I had the guisers at Halloween and I pretended to them I thought it was Christmas time.

"It's in the front hall, so as soon as I open the door, there it is."

She is hoping to have more time for things like present wrapping this year - although she is ahead of the game already due to shopping for gifts all year round.

"There were people saying they wish they had done it.

"Then there were people who had done it too.

"Last year was quiet, the full family wasn't there.

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And why not, if it makes you happy, go for it :) 

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Just now, Santa Johnny Boy said:

Well, then, call me crazy... :santa_cheesy:

Most of us are :)

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1 hour ago, Rob Thompson said:

Most of us are :)

I think I fit that bill too! 😅

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2 hours ago, Santa SteveKl said:

I think I fit that bill too! 😅

You're obviously crazy too lol :) 

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We keep a large Christmas reef lit in our family room year round.

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21 minutes ago, Rob Thompson said:

You're obviously crazy too lol :) 

Especially when people find out we have 8 trees we put up throughout our home. Though with how busy we will be, it may only be 2 or three this year.

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5 hours ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

Well, then, call me crazy... :santa_cheesy:

OK, but now everybody’s gonna know YOUR

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OR CRAZY!

JUST LIKE ME!!!

 I didn’t realize you were supposed to take (All of them) down?!

Now I’ll have to apologize AGAIN to KATHY! 
 

I can’t believe were supposed to “hide them” away from February through October?!?! 
Maybe I will print this article out and leave it on the table and see what happens when I put the tree up “EARLY THIS YEAR”?

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49 minutes ago, Schwindy said:

OK, but now everybody’s gonna know YOUR

🌰 🥜 🔩 

OR CRAZY!

JUST LIKE ME!!!

 I didn’t realize you were supposed to take (All of them) down?!

Now I’ll have to apologize AGAIN to KATHY! 
 

I can’t believe were supposed to “hide them” away from February through October?!?! 
Maybe I will print this article out and leave it on the table and see what happens when I put the tree up “EARLY THIS YEAR”?

Schwindy, hate to break this to you, but everyone already knew you were barking mad lol :) 

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Leave her alone. She's happy so who cares?!

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