Just as obvious as Debora loving Christmas is that I need to take notes and apply what I learn. We haven't even had a tree for several years. We used to, back when we lived in State College, PA and cut-your-own tree farms were everywhere. Here is our tree in 2001, a Fraser fir with mostly bows and a handful of ornaments.
When we moved to Delaware there were zero Christmas tree farms, and our house was only 16 feet wide anyway. And Christmas became a crazy time of year for me with starting a jewelry business (also thanks to Debora). It got to the point where I didn't like to decorate (much less undecorate) and I wouldn't start to de-stress until I was in the car on the way to upstate New York on Christmas Eve. This year I set a work deadline and stuck to it, so I got to enjoy December for once.