Posted by on December 2, 2019 6:41 pm

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Ashland did it again.

First, Halloween. Now, Christmas.

Ashland Christmas Tree 2019

Over the weekend, they got the town Christmas tree ready.

According to a SkookNews.com report, the tree officially gets lit as part of the Ashland Old Fashioned Christmas festivities on Dec. 7.

But look …

According to report referenced above, it was a local donation. So really, it’s the thought that counts.

If someone hadn’t donated this tree, Ashland might not have a tree at all this year.

And we don’t want to be mean on account of it being the Christmas season and all but really …

What happened?

Right away, let’s avoid the obvious.

Let’s talk about the business side of this, the part that greets people driving into Ashland.

Little full … lotta sap.

And that’s just making the “back” side of it look worse … if possible.

First, Halloween. Now, Christmas

Ashland’s war on the holidays continues.

Earlier this year, the borough’s recreation committee announced that a Trunk-or-Treat event would replace the traditional Trick-or-Treat.

After some public outrage, they reversed course and said that it wasn’t a replacement for Trick-or-Treat.

But now, this tree happens. And you have to wonder what’s happening.

Worst Christmas Tree

Is this the worst Christmas tree? Ever?

Ashland residents are letting their opinions be heard on Facebook, reacting to this tree.

“Some guy donated half a tree. My kids and I were like WTF when we went to get gas the other day,” someone posted.

Another person says, “My friend had a snap chat of that tree, take a ride around & look at the back of it lmao 😂”

One lady wonders what we’re all asking, “Why would anyone choose to put this up at the town’s intersection?”

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5 responses to The Ashland Christmas Tree is Getting Some Feedback

  1. Linda December 2nd, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I know times are tough up that way. But good grief, that is one sorry looking Christmas tree.

    I’ve been looking at the photo trying to figure out a way to make the thing look a bit better.
    Few ideas . . .
    1. Spray paint the back green, might fool the eye into thinking its a full tree.
    2. Cut the top off and throw the bottom away. 3. Find a smaller tree and tuck it to the rear, hiding that bald spot.
    4. Speaking of the bald spot . . . Wrap the front branches around to the rear, call it a combover, or in this case a windswept Christmas tree.
    Otherwise, I hate to say this, but I do not think there is any hope, other than a string of lights shorts out and puts the sad thing out of its misery.
    Please post a pic of it decorated? I need to see how they work around the bare area! I am in Lebanon CO and really do not get up to Ashland. This tree has really sparked my interest, no pun intended!

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    • admin December 2nd, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      We tried to be as nice as we could. But yeah, yikes!

      Reply

  2. The ghosts of Ashland PA Christmas trees past – THE COAL SPEAKER December 2nd, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    […] is prepping for its old fashioned Christmas.. the comments on the page were fast and furious .. The Coal Region Canary added more to the mix with a story about the tree asking if it was the worst in […]

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  3. Mo December 11th, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Also known as “The Ashland Mullet Tree”. Business in the front, party in the back.😂

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    • admin December 11th, 2019 at 9:30 am

      That was a finalist for the name of it, definitely. Then we thought … what kind of party is going on back there? Probably a meth party. Do they have meth parties?

      Reply

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