You want a real holiday conversation stopper? Looking for a way to really shake things up? Well. Try this. Just casually announce that . . .
We're not putting up a Christmas tree this year.
(Always with the twisted grimace face. . . )
(And the inevitable judgment . . . )
It just isn't CHRISTMAS without a tree!!!!
I am here to tell you, though: It IS Christmas without a tree! This is my second year in a row without a traditional, decorated Christmas tree in the house. Any you know what?
I don't miss it at all!
I still have lights . . . lots of lights . . . and, thanks to my lighted-birch (one of those great Costco finds), I even have the suggestion of a tree there in the corner.
But no Christmas tree.
And I'm good with that. (Don't judge.)