That is a nice Tree Dave. We usually cut our tree down every year too. We used to get our tree on Black Friday. However, we were out of town this year and when we returned home after thanksgiving we ended up walking into a family medical crisis, as my Father-in-Law was diagonosed with Cancer the day after Thanksgiving.
However, we are just setup a 4 foot artificial tree that was my In-Laws tree and it is decorated with all of the Christmas Balls that were my Father-in-Laws when he was a kid.
It now has some very special meaning in our home. It is kinda like a Charlie Brown Tree, but really brings the family together. I will post some pics tommorrow.
Very nice tree Dave, we have decided not to put up a tree this year. Leaving for New Orleans Thursday, then to Arizonia until Christmas eve, then back to New Orleans on Christmas day evening. First time in 25 years that there wasn't a tree during the holidays.