Today is Christmas Tree Day

Our tradition is to decorate the Christmas Tree on the day after Thanksgiving.

So, with Charlotte Church singing carols in the background -- whatever DID happen to my beloved Anne Sofia von Otter? -- we unpacked the tree and all the ornaments we could find.

Everybody enjoyed helping to set up the tree, a long task, interspersed with breaks for homemade hot cocoa and runs to Kroger for tinsel....

Kitty thought the rustly tree-branches were ideal hunting prey.
And as dubious kitty looks at the position he's in here, he was certainly eager to climb up the middle of the tree to the top just as soon as he could, and as many times as he could. Perhaps he'd like to be angel kitty after all.

Somewhere along the way Jr Spragus got the idea that he could "blow" the lights on and "blow" them off. I can't imagine how he got that impression. *Daddy whistling innocently*

Aha...with the tinsel, the tree looks snowy. Unlike the ground outside, which, although there were flurries overnight (I got up at 3am to check), was clear -- although the kids did get to play a little earlier as a few flakes were flying around.

We are looking forward to, perhaps, crafting some decorations of our own this year. But for now, our tree looks pretty and cheers up the living room. I think we are all in the Christmas spirit and looking forward to the rest of the season.

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