Since we're not going to be here for Christmas, we decided not to go to the trouble of getting a big pine tree for our house this year. Instead, I dressed up our little Meyer lemon tree with the smallest ornaments we had and some singing lights that we got at a garage sale this summer. Joe has fond memories of his trees singing to him back in Kansas, but I don't think that this configuration managed to tap into his nostalgia like I thought it would. Probably the singing lights have to be strung around a sapling pine, freshly hewn from the surrounding lands of the family homestead.
Anyway, a very merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!