At my house, the Christmas tree assembly and decoration marks the official kick-off to the holiday season.
If the Christmas tree is up, then it is deemed okay to buy presents, wrap presents and start making fruit cake.
The Christmas tree might be the center of all family holiday festivities, but it can also be the cause of some family disagreements... at least in the Darnell household.
There is the all important debate over white lights versus colored lights.
Strings of beads or ribbon?
A bow at the top or a tree-topper?