Rednecks will often have more than a few unique decorations on their Christmas tree. Squirrels, moose, bear, beer, deer, whisky, and maybe a fish or two are ornamental that fit in nicely with this holiday theme. This is a tree that will have a distinctly country atmosphere shining from beneath its boughs.
Rednecks are traditionally country minded folks. Some may have moved into the city but don't be thinking that their rural roots didn't go along with them. You just cannot take the country spirit out of a redneck.
You gotta have a very distinct decor in the home and that means a few Redneck themed holiday ornaments are exactly what is needed to sparkle things up.
When the snow is on the ground, the Christmas tree up, the gifts wrapped, and beer is in the fridge cooling then you know it is officially time to enjoy the holiday.
There is nothing more charming than a classic country Christmas. Now let's find a little bit of this rural American culture to pop into your holiday season too.
Rednecks and Nature Just Naturally Blend Together
Early American Rednecks came from deep within the country backwoods where they learned to hunt, trap, farm, and fish for their survival. Treated with disdain by middle and upper class Americans these rural folks learned to lean on those who they trusted and knew could be counted on for their loyalty.
Independent and fiercely proud they were definitely not afraid of hard work or of speaking their mind to those who might object to their way of doing things. They brewed their own whiskey, worked damn hard to survive, and relaxed with family and friends at the end of their day.
Today the modern day Rednecks traditionally follow their ancestral roots and carry their proud country attitude with them. Their lifestyle may have changed but their country roots run deep.
If you ever wondered why squirrels, hunting, fishing, beer, and a richly outspoken attitude all fit into the Redneck scheme of things, well it's all just a natural part of their history.
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Christmas Holidays are a Time for Reminiscing
Ever been out camping and have a black bear stop by for a visit. Ha. It can raise the hair on your arms pretty darn fast. Growing up at a little lumber community known as Bear Lake I certainly did run into a few.
So just so you don't lose all those wonderful vacation memories hang a couple black bear ornaments on the tree to remind you of all the fun times you've had out camping.
Fishing theme ornaments. Heck yeah! Every fisherman knows what peace feels like each time they get out onto the quiet of the lake. This theme of holiday ornaments is for the person who loves spending time in the great outdoors fishing and relaxing in front of a bonfire at night.
There is more than one way for Santa to get his gifts out to all those good little boys and girls and this year he may just show up in his old fishing boat. You just never know.
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Beer Whisky and Other Alcohol Related Christmas Ornaments
Yeah Rednecks are known to enjoy a drink or two at the end of their work day. They are people who work darn hard and who like to play hard too. When they get a little time to take it easy they like to unwind with family, friends, and a ice cold brew.
Small informal parties are common in a Redneck's home and at Christmas time the frequency of these gatherings increase just a smidge.
Rednecks never want to let a friend spend Christmas day alone so there is always an extra place that can be set at the table, an extra brew in the fridge, and family and friend to visit with. It's simply how these rural folk tend to celebrate the holiday season.
Beer ornaments? Oooh how seasonal festive indeed. Rednecks keep their favorite beverages at the top of the list when it comes to holidays and special events which is why this ornament theme is simply so essential for them. There just may also be a few homemade beer cap and tin can tab ornaments hiding in the tree.
Yeah, You Can Hang Your Hotwheels Toy Cars on the Tree
Rednecks love their vehicles so why not hang a few on the tree. For work or play the old pick up truck is one of their most reliable toys, well reliable sometimes anyways.
Monster trucks, pick-ups, and semi trucks are popular redneck Christmas tree ornaments. Get the wheels rolling and pop em' onto the old Christmas tree. These decorations are the type that will get your holiday rocking on down the road this holiday season.
Rednecks work hard and play hard and it shows in the ornaments that hang on their Christmas tree. Ornaments with a touch of humor, a touch of country, and loaded with good old fashioned holiday spirit are ideal. These are the decorations that will surely purty up that old tree.
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Hang a Sock by the Mantle for Santa to Fill
Rip that sock off your foot and hang it up by the old wood stove. The Christmas stocking is where the very best of gifts go.
The sock is where the lottery tickets, mickey of whiskey, and all that other kind of really good stuff hides. Nuts, candy, and even money perhaps could be popped in there?
You can hang up an old wool sock, a handmade holiday stocking, or a camo theme one. Just be sure to get it up with plenty of time to spare.
Don't forget to put it in a visible location because you know that Santa is not going to digging through the laundry basket or tromping around your bedroom to find one to fill on Christmas eve. He's got better things to do.
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There is Always a Good Excuse to Celebrate
Parties just have a natural tendency to pop up during the holiday season. It seems that at Christmas people look for any reason to get together with friends and family.
It is rarely pre-planned but largely simply because someone stops by. Where country people are concerned whenever there is someone to celebrate the holidays with then things just sort of turn into a informal party event.
You just know that a party is going to evolve when there is company over on the holidays. They are gonna phone a few more folks, put on the music, pull out something to toast the season with. Go with the flow. If you are prepared you will have the mistletoe hanging in a strategic location over a door.
Once a few more people arrive at the house someone will pull out a pair of spoons and start tapping. There will be dancing, talking, laughter, and generally a card game or two.
You will also hear plenty of boasting, arguing, and laughter because that is what country folk do during the holidays. Considered rather anti-social people that all changes when they are near people they are loyal to.
Don't Forget a Special Treat for Your Pet
Rednecks definitely have their own unique ways of celebrating Christmas. It is a season that is filled with plenty of food and celebration. Surrounded in the love of family and friends what ever may be lacking they hope on Santa to show up to provide.
It's a good rule to follow. Just pop onto Santa's list what you want for Christmas, cross your fingers, and wait.
Rednecks believe very strongly in good old fashioned family traditions and values. Their home truly is where their heart exists. And as Santa flies through the night sky don't forget to include your loyal pet on the holidays. Check with the butcher for a big bone for the dog or ask a friend who hunts if he has a deer, moose, or elk leg bone he can gift you. Pick up a cat nip ball or build a kitty perch for the cat. Christmas is for everyone to enjoy.
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