There is something magical about this time of year, darker nights, crisp air, frozen mornings, it really gets us in the mood for Christmas time.  We put up the tree we bought it in the sales last year.  I buy an artificial tree, the reason being it will live 20 years plus (our old one was 30 yrs old!! An heirloom!), and can be passed on.

What do you feel about artificial trees?  It would be interesting to know.