Chow I Want to See the Plastic Forest
posted by December 26 at 16:03 PMon
As Bethany Jean Clement reports in Bar Exam this week, the Icon Grill has nine full-size Christmas trees scattered throughout the restaurant. Nine. Christmas trees. Covered with, you know, ribbons and lamp-candles and shit. I was there with Clement when she made her foray into the Icon Grill last week, and ever since I’ve been wondering: Where do they store their nine full-size Christmas trees (they’re fake) after Christmas? Are the trees still up today? Have they been shunted into some kind of underground plastic forest, along with the wreaths from the windows and the ornaments and the garlands and everything?
Now please enjoy a bunch of information you didn’t ask for about the history of Christmas trees, including this: “Among the earliest Germanic tribes the Yule tradition was celebrated by sacrificing male animals and slaves by suspending them on the branches of trees.”