This Year’s Christmas Tree

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If you and your family celebrate Christmas, have you decked the halls yet? Is the tree up, with all of its ornaments, tinsel, and lights? And do you get the real, pine-smelling shebang, or do you prefer one that’s artificial and easy to stow away for next year? We went real this year, and once again, Diana seems to be the Christmas tree whisperer.

It’s like she can spot them from a mile away. Or perhaps it is they who beckon to her. “Pick me! Pick me!” they seem to say. “We want to spend the rest of the holiday season in your house and not out on this cold lot among countless strangers.” Imagining such a scenario, who wouldn’t want to take them all home?