I’ve never gotten my own Christmas tree.
When I lived in the studio, I didn’t think there was room (and didn’t want to deal with it by myself). I set out advent calendars and other holiday decorations, but no tree.
Last year we were in Argentina for Christmas.
But this year there’s time.
This year, we got a tree and a menorah to celebrate our interfaith-ness, and I realized that I’d forgotten just how much fun it can be to pick out a tree together. (It was fun to get the menorah, too, but Target only had one option, so there wasn’t so much choice involved.)
Saturday was spent stringing lights, hanging ornaments, and lighting candles – and standing back to admire our very first tree and menorah together.
I know the menorah will make it all eight nights, but I can only hope that the tree lasts through Christmas.
I have a terrible track record at keeping things watered.
Bonus video for anyone who, like me, loves holiday a cappella and mashups: