At 15 degrees and raining, I find it tough to get into the Christmas spirit. No crunchy snow, no sleds, no snowman, no spruce boughs. Not even chesnuts roasting on an open fire. The beer keg chestnut roasters are all collecting their unemployment checks in the peace of the nearest bar.
I also vowed to not enter a large store between November and January this year. Not even groceries. So I haven’t been subjected to ear-splitting Christmas carols on repeat or anxious crowds of consumers.
How does one get into the Christmas spirit without all the usual paraphernalia, including cold climate and short bread cookies?
I had to come up with something.
So I decided on a Christmas tree. What do you think?
Thanks to my generous Canadian family, it even has some presents under it. However, it is missing a star. But we won’t have any trouble finding the ladder to place it on top.