We cut our tree every year. The last few Christmases we've chosen a pine. I love the bright green color and the sparse heavy boughs. And of course it smells great!
The kids weren't very interested in the choosing of our tree.
Silas was with us again this year. He brought along with him a broken candy cane decoration from our yard. It was a sword/weapon of some sort.
I can't seem to locate our tree decorations. No problem, the kids made some. The above is Darth Vader. Silas asked if he could make Star Wars ornaments. Of course!
Blake's snowman. With a light saber.