We have finally decided to go to the fake side of the holiday.... fake tree that is. Kevin has allergies to some trees and while he did go through five years of allergy shots (mainly to keep the cat) I do think the real tree still bothers him. We also are tired of the mess and trying to keep the cat from drinking the water in the tree stand.
Now I'm not sure where I was when we bought it, but I honestly thought it was going to be bigger. So, we will build a little box for it, throw a piece of fabric over the box and Ta-Da!!! We have Christmas.