We finally conceded holiday defeat and didn't put up a Christmas tree this year. We'd gotten the tree size down to a four-footer, but with all the cats and dogs we have now, the tree was a constant victim of their rowdiness.
Where are the presents, you ask? Right now, they're on top of the storage chests of drawers in our dens, in boxes and ginormous gift bags. Which is kind of festive, if cluttered.
We've never been big decorators, not at Halloween or Christmas or any other holiday. We're clutter prone anyway--the last thing we need is more folderol. So it wasn't a huge step to go treeless, I suppose. And even when we had a tree, they were usually varying stages of ugly. (I believe I've told you about the Worst Christmas Tree Ever).
I guess maybe I come by my Grinchiness naturally, huh?
What about you and your family? Do you decorate for the holidays? Do you have a tree this year? What does it look like? Let me live vicariously...