I love looking at friends' Christmas trees because they are unique to that person.
Some people have Disney trees, while others put ornaments passed down for generations, and some go the simple glass-ball ornaments route. The ornaments you hang are quite personal...
Here is a special recipe to help you keep your tree fresh if you get a real one. Take one or two-quart bottles of water and add two tablespoons of lemon juice. Then add one tablespoon of sugar and finally up to a tablespoon of bleach.
I was raised with artificial trees, so I've never had a real one. My wife, she likes the whole "real tree" experience. For me, it's probably the fact that for my entire childhood, my parents told me that we couldn't have a real tree because "it can burn down the house".
"COVID starts fires and kills Christmas trees now? Holey moley." That was one reaction to the news that Montana won't have a Christmas tree in the state capitol in Helena this year. Another commenter called it Bullock's "final little FU on the way out the door."
If you haven't gotten your Christmas tree yet, and you want to support a good cause, you can do both. Many of you are familiar with the women's Teen Challenge program based in Missoula. Now, there is also a new men's Adult and Teen Challenge program based in Billings that will be serving the entire region. Both organizations are doing Christmas tree fundraisers in both cities.