Christmas Traditions: O Christmas Tree

As far as I’m concerned, this is how one should get a Christmas Tree.


(Honestly, are Sarah Vickers and Kiel James Patrick not the cutest? They are serious couple goals. And their new baby is everything.)

Because we have a new puppy, we have a disaster of a tree.

Behold the Teddy Zone…

It just might be the saddest tree in the world. It’s fake and, since Teddy likes to use the bottom branches as a launching pad to the top, the bottom of the tree is all bent. The ornaments have been moved to the top half of the tree and the whole things looks terrible. I think we might go out and get a real tree, which has been a tradition of ours for years. My children and I have even volunteered at a charity tree lot in the past, since we are so wedded to the concept of real. I have a plan to put one on the porch outside so we can manage our puppy and our allergies.

I’m feeling a little maligned here…

But even if we don’t get a second tree, we can always go to a tree farm. Because everyone knows it’s more about the drive and the hot chocolate than it is about the tree. As long as I get sap all over my good winter jacket and have some mini marshmallows, I don’t even need a tree. Mind you, the drive home will not be as fun without going 2 miles an hour and having someone monitor the sunroof to make sure the tree is still there!

Do you cut your own tree, go to a tree lot, or pull the tree out of the box in the basement?


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