We wish you a bright and merry holiday weekend! From our house to yours, here’s a short video clip (below) of our vintage (1960s) silver tree that has been stowed in our basement for nineteen years—my little cat Poe had Pica, so to him, this was just a big, glittering snack. While I’d rather have my kitty back, and I miss my live tree, it was tear-inducing to put this baby back together and listen to her sing “Silent Night” to us. The color wheel is modern–we DO have the original, but it’s just not fire-safe.

Always love your traditions—but always relish the moment you can shake them up a little bit, too! Thank you for reading and always supporting my work. May your celebrations be filled with joy.

Best wishes,

Kristi, Nathan, Charles (housemate), and Mikey (the cat)

Silver Christmas Tree 1

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at

Posted on December 25, 2021, in Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I haven’t seen one of those silver trees in decades, thanks for the memories. Merry Christmas!

  2. Beautiful tree and beautiful family. Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy Christmas and New Year!! Be safe and well always!

    • Merry Christmas!! I hope your day is awesome, and that you always remember how special you are to me even if we don’t always see each other. Love Krissi, Nathan, Charles, and Mikey the cat–who got all his favorites for breakfast and kinda looked at Nathan like, ‘what’s going on? Is this my last meal?’ LOL

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