I love putting up the Christmas tree! (Hate taking it down, though.) We did it last weekend. I love that my kids are old enough now to know not to pull down ornaments or otherwise cause a havoc.

Ours is a 7.5 ft artificial Douglas fir. We used to get a real Christmas tree, but DH finally talked me into getting an artificial tree a couple years ago. I'm a convert. No hassle of going to the farm and chopping one down, hauling it home, getting it to stand up straight in the tree stand, vacuuming up pine needles all the time, and figuring out what do to with the tree when Christmas is over. No fuss, no muss.