When I was growing up the night of pre-Christmas preparation I enjoyed most was helping my parents choose the tree. We always went at night, I guess that's when they had time. We spent a lot of time looking and I always chose the best tree. My dad always tried to negotiate a better price. My brother helped carry it to the car. It was a family outing that became a tradition.
A day or two later we would begin to decorate the tree, and that would be another family fun night. So I think I'll go look in the attic now to find those boxes of decorations, and maybe tonight or tomorrow we'll go looking for that special tree that will fill the house with sweet pine aroma.
How do you decorate for the holidays? Is there something special or different about your family traditions?