This year we decided we’d try a time-lapse video of the tree decorating. The video is long and honestly not very interesting, so you probably shouldn’t actually watch it unless you’re really having a slow day. The high points include trying to trim the lower branches with a giant lopper thing without bonking somebody in the head with the hugely long orange handle, and Mandy dancing with the cat.
Several days later, the tree still looks beautiful with its mix of red balls and silvery snowflakes and sparkly icicles and family ornaments. It keeps leaning much farther toward the kitchen, though, as if it wants a sandwich.