I lost the Christmas Tree!

by on Dec 24 2016

This is the Christmas story that the rest of my family loves – how I lost the Christmas tree and sent it down the highway doing cartwheels…

Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think…

79 Comments

  • Clare Dreyer says:

    Merry Christmas Jeff to you and your family!

    • Malous Farhadi says:

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      • Sherry Palomo says:

        Yes, Jeff those embarrassing stories become part of the holiday tradition
        It’s the humor of it, the oops factor that bears repeating. Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas.

    • Holly says:

      Merry Christmas Jeff to you and your family!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ₯„πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ

    • Merissa says:

      Merry Christmas, Jeff – and to your family and everyone at Our Revolution! Thanks for all you are doing.

  • I am generally pretty good at ignoring click-bait. But I gave in this time and am happy I did. Well done.

  • Annisquam Herb Farm says:

    A wonderful message πŸŽ„

  • Chris Woods says:

    It is all about family. About my family am the world family. It is a day that can touch everyone and change people for the better. I do celebrate Christmas in the Christian tradition. I wish for you and yours a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

    Cheers. Christopher Woods
    Kitchener Ontario Canada

  • Danielle says:

    last year I time traveled in my dreams to Siberia. Can you imagine winters in SIberia? From where my g-grandma came from, or rather, escaped from. Snow, TALL CLEAN TREES, no one around…stone house, simplicity,, garden…ahhh………..Getting a tree in the middle of nowhere in Russia would be fun…

  • Laura says:

    Peace on earth… goodwill toward men.

  • Matthew says:

    Jeff, great story! I’m in Colorado Springs and last year we headed up into the national forest in Woodland Park and trudged through snow up to our chest to bring home our “Charlie Brown” tree. Lots of great memories, for sure! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  • Ken says:

    great story it will stand the test of time.

  • Linda M Lichtenstein says:

    Great story! Remember tie down the tree always!!!

  • Scott Baldwin says:

    Merry Christmas, Jeff … to you and your family.

  • Sharon Neve says:

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  • Hey, Jeff, Peace and Merry Christmas to you. Always love your videos, and this was very warm and special. Made me smile. Thank you.

  • Aaron Koral says:

    Great story, Jeff – Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Hello Jeff,
    I am a former fellow Coloradan. I lived in Longmont and cut our last tree near Black Hawk. Going out and cutting a tree is so special. Now I live in Belize, no snow and no Christmas trees, as we know it. I am watching every video and using your book to do my first launch.
    Thank you,
    John

  • Hey Jeff, really nice Christmas story. Thanks for recording and sharing with us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Oh my goodness, Jeff, this is an absolute hoot!

    You so illustrate the power of a compelling story! Thank you so much for the chuckles and even laugh.

    I so enjoyed how you told this! What’s so cool is that I loved and appreciated this story although I’ve never had a Christmas tree (since I’m Jewish).

    But you universalized this in an awesome way.

    Happy Holidays! (You may want to see this cartoon from top cartoonist, which she created for my peeps, who celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or another holiday.)

    Thanks again for the good laugh..

  • Ha! That would have been a good addition to the Griswald Family Christmas movie!! Merry Christmas to you and your family Jeff! Thanks for the laughs!

  • Francisco says:

    Happy Crhistmas!

  • Wishing you, Mary, and the kids the Merriest of Christmases, Jeff. And I look forward to your weekly greetings in 2017.
    I live in Hawai`i and my extended family (ages 1 to 95) comes together on Long Island, so the value of the Holidays is not lost on me. This year I can’t join them. But the reason I’m always willing to spend the money, take the red-eye, haul the warm clothes over an ocean and a continent, rent the expensive car at JFK, and endure the holiday travel congestion just to sit in rooms with loved ones….is….just to sit in rooms with loved ones. If not for Christmas, there would be no time of year that brings families back together. There would be no moments when we ALL reunite just because we’re family. What I cherish about Christmas is exactly what you talked about, just being together. To hang out for hours and hours in a toasty room full of teasing, jesting, feasting, familiarity, memory, and marveling at how tall or wide people have grown, is as good as it gets. And worth any amount of time, money, and distance. I’m beginning to understand why the old folks are content to just sit and take it all in. Mele Kalikimaka and God Bless.

    • Kathy says:

      So much heart and love hearing about what you do to be with family. Yes, it’s all worth it just to be with our loved ones. πŸ™‚

  • Merry Christmas to you and your family! What an endearing story that is!

  • lani says:

    Aloha Jeff and Team Walker,
    Mele Kalikimaka from our Hawaii home to yours! What a beautiful story and message! We’re enjoying a white Christmas as well – Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are covered in snow . In our cultural tradition, it’s a time for peace-making and to “make medicine.”

    Wishing you and your families a beautiful holiday season and many blessings for the new year!

  • Helen says:

    Jeff, the story is comical and interesting. It just took a long time to tell it. Merry
    Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  • Ken c says:

    Great story, Jeff — thanks for sharing it, you made me smile…you’re right, it’s all about family. Your message re peace is right on; thanks for a heartwearming post; well done as always. I’m posting from here in colorado spgs the day before Christmas; your message is great — thank you! πŸ™‚

    -Ken

  • Sarah says:

    Thank you Jeff I needed the smile ☺ that gave me. Wishing you and your family the best Christmas ever and peace for all.
    Sarah

  • Sandi Gordon says:

    Haha! I love those funny stories and how kids get forever humor about a mistake a parent has made πŸŽ„ Wishing you and your family the best holiday season ever!

  • Danielle says:

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  • Jeffrey says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Loved the story. It is great to hear what you cherish most. Merry Christmas!

  • Commy says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! At the time of the incident, It was only a tree but you still had the most important and what matters intact…YOUR FAMILY! What an Awesome Story, great that you did find the tree as it would have been terrible to go back for another adventure of locating another perfect tree.

  • Jeff Jones says:

    Thanks for sharing your Griswold family Christmas story with us!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Jeff

  • Virginia Reeves says:

    Merry Christmas to Jeff, his family, and to all others who choose to celebrate family, peace, gratitude and having fun with stories. It was fun to hear a personal tale that obviously is a favorite memory.

  • Joyce Falkowski says:

    thank you Jeff! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and the best New Year ever.

  • aine-marie says:

    Thanks for the warm message and great story. Peace and more Peace AND gratitude.

  • Kim says:

    Merry Christmas from Qld Australia. Raining Today. Normally Hot and Sunny. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Story. Have a great one. Kim

  • Jay says:

    Peace and Forgiveness! Love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jeff and everyone!

  • Dawn Engler says:

    Great story Jeff. I’m celebrating Christmas around the bend from you. I arrived today ahead of the white stuff! Even met your buddy Durango Joe today! Peace, forgiveness, love and joy to you.

  • Kerry S says:

    Jeff, that was a wonderful, meaningful story and an awesome message!! And that was wayyy too big a disclaimer you did: please don’t be in any way apologetic – or feel you have to justify -sharing a Christmas story, or purposely ignore Christmas in your message just because not everyone celebrates it! You need to be YOU on social media and communicate the values and traditions that you believe in! (And know that many people around the world are right there with you!). Merry Christmas!!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

  • Kathy says:

    Thank you for a sweet Christmas story and especially for your wishes and message of peace Jeff. So fun to hear about your family in your story…quite endearing. πŸ™‚ Wishing you and everyone, whether you celebrate Christmas or another tradition, so much peace and forgiveness also as this year comes to a close and we enter into 2017. Love and tenderness in this season is such a good reminder of what is real and what really endures.

  • Aide says:

    Great story thanks for sharing…Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸŽ„πŸŽβ€οΈ

  • Sherilyn says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jeff! The stories like yours that we pass down like this really make the season. Peace, love and joy!

  • Doug says:

    Nicely done Jeff. Thanks for the Christmas wish. Same to you and your family.

  • Jen Lirio says:

    Enjoying quality time with family is the best. The “tree that got away” is a funny memory you all get to share together year after year. Thanks for this message, Jeff – Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Diane says:

    As I sit upstairs readying myself for bed after a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with my family, I am delighted I opened your email and watch the story about your lost tree.

    Life is about the stories we tell ourselves and share with others. Thank you so much for this story and the support you share with us week after week.

    Merry Christmas and much peace on earth,

    Diane

  • Joe T says:

    Merry Christmas Jeff. Now I don’t feel soo silly. In fact, this just happens this Christmas Eve. Here is my story of “The Christmas Cards that was Never Lost.”

    My wife usually handles all the Christmas cards and send it to family and friend to Thailand (we’re in Houston). Well this year while I dropped off the packages, I also dropped off the cards. The two days later my wife asked me where the cards were. I told her I mailed them. Then she kind of freaked out and gave me “the look” and said “did you not notice that there were no stamps.” Oh $%#, I thought… obviously, I did not feel soo chippy and sooo smart. So hopefully they will return it to us for postage. We waited and waited for the mail to be return back to sender for postage but they never came.

    So yesterday Chrismas Eve, her friend and sister in law message us to and thank us for the Christmas Cards…. and we totally freaked out. But then we thought about the big package, the one for her mom, brother, and other families member.. we thought surely that will not get there (because it was a big package). But sure enough, it made it. And if I did not mail it that day without the stamps, then they would not have gotten the cards before Christmas.

    So this is my Christmas story of “The Christmas Cards that were never lost.” Thanks for sharing the Tree story, I do not feel soooo silly now. Going though you PLF training now.

    Merry Christmas and May God Bless You and Your Family….
    And to all your blog followeres from around the world.
    @joetran

  • Natalia says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Great story!

  • Daniela says:

    Thank you, Jeff, for your inspiring, heartfelt messages!
    I wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a new year 2017 filled with joy and love!
    Daniela from Romania

  • Louise says:

    We are celebrating Christmas in Australia. It is Summer. The days are long & usually hot. Love the story.

  • Doug Curtiss says:

    “Peace, forgiveness, and acceptance.” Three things we all could use more of in our lives. Merry Christmas, Jeff.

  • Jenn says:

    Thanks for your Heartwarming message, Jeff. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  • Billie Watts says:

    Wishing you and your family peace love and happiness this Christmas season!

  • G says:

    Great story. Have a blessed day

  • Laura says:

    merry xmas and lots of peace from Italy to you Jeff.

  • Thank you Jeff- this is really a kind of heirloom-story and worth to be remembered and told every year! I think you didn’t loose the tree this year:-)- so you can celebrate with your family in real tradition! I wish you all a merry Christmas and I thank you for all the great thoughts and the working-stuff you share with us all time. Have peaceful, relaxing and joyful days!
    cheers from a nearly springtime-like Switzerland
    Martina

  • Ginny says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Jeff.

  • Great story, Jeff! Sending you and your family “Peace, Joy, Love, Prosperity and Happiness during this Christmas Season and New Years from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada! Here’s to the “Best” year ever in 2017!

  • Hi Jeff, thank you for sharing you Christmas Message with me, I love it takes me back to my childhood, in the country at my grandparents place. in South Carolina, although I live in FL. now thank you and too God be the Glory, . Christ being the reason for the season, and yes family is paramount.. God bless. Dr. Lillie

  • Thank you Jeff for all the things you have been sharing and for your Christmas story. May your own Christmas be blessed and may 2017 be the best year ever! Leona

  • Thank you for very fun Christmas story Jeff. From Canary Islands-Spain…Wishing you, your family and Team Walker LC family a lovely Christmas. Feliz Navidad. From Lorrie & James πŸ™‚ xo

  • Merry Christmas Jeff. I’m here in Louisiana Marketing Cajun Style. lol! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Katleen says:

    Merry Christmas Jeff and family πŸ™‚
    And thanks for sharing this story πŸŽ„

  • Geraldo says:

    Jesus born! Haleluia. Merry Christmas for all.

  • Mzia lezhava says:

    Jeff, Merry Christmas, Happy, Lovely New Year, Blissful, Healthy, Peaceful life to YOU and YOUR Sweet Family!!!
    I do like YOUR wonderful and excited story!
    With the best wishes, blessings and gratitude!

  • Lynn Sanders says:

    What a wonderful, heart-warming story! Please DO share your personal stories
    with your audience. No matter what race, religion or background we come from, we all
    relate to authentic stories that touch the heart. Merry Christmas and Happy New
    Year to you and your family! Thank you for being you!

  • Jeng cua says:

    Nice story Jeff! Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Stay safe and GOD bless

  • Lois says:

    Merry Christmas Jeff to you and your family. It has been a pleasure meeting you this year. Blessings to you all for today and the year to come.

  • paola says:

    Listen to your little daughter, Jeff!!! Happy New Year!

  • Merry Christmas! I love the tree story!

  • Gregory says:

    Peace!! : )

  • Jody Weima says:

    Great story. Thanks for the video this week! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy that white Christmas.
    ~A Canadian (used to white Christmases), in the Netherlands (not at all white).

  • Esperanza says:

    Thank You Jeff for such a lovely Christmas message! I appreciate how you share your Heart, while sharing your experiences. Thank You so much for giving to the world – your gifts and skills! Enjoy a Very Meaningful 2017!

  • Sarah says:

    Great story! Sounds like something I would do.

    Every life is rich with such traditional stories that should be captured and passed along. I have plenty of “NOW I can laugh” stories that always bring amusement when retold.

  • Martha says:

    I’m reading it a bit late, but still a great message! I can feel the warmth & thank you Jeff.

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