we picked out our tree today, and decorated it . . . it's a gloriously big tree, between 8 and 9 feet tall. i had a bit of a sad day, as i realized how much of our christmas stuff had to be left behind when we moved . . . we still have lots of tree ornaments, but not much else. sigh.
but, the tree looks great, and we tied red and green ribbons on the necks of all the crows in the house [don't ask--we have a lotta crows].