I would value some opinions on this rather trivial issue!
We usually have a real tree, but this year can't go down that route. However, we have all the decorations (all silver, plain lights, uber tasteful!) and a fake tree up in the loft. This was bought five years ago, we used it the first year but then went back to real.
The tree is in 3 sections, and when put together is around 6ft 6 ins.
I am proposing that we put it up, but with just the 2 top bits.
Mr P doesn't want to bother says that he just wants Christmas over and done with, with as few reminders of the festive season as possible.
I appreciate that he is feeling down, and this will be a cut back Christmas, but so what? We have each other and a Lidl 3 bird roast in the freezer! (I know others have said that they weren't impressed, but we had one last year and found it suited us and was good value for money) and with the Morrisons tokens (thanks to those that supplied the missing ones!) we can buy the usual gammon/bacon joint thingy to apply curses to on Christmas Eve
I have tried to convince him that NOT putting the tree up is akin to giving in, waving the white flag etc, but he remains unconvinced.
It will not cost a bean to put it up, and I think we would regret it if we didn't.
Your thoughts, please?
PS One year when we were going to be away for Christmas (we spent it in Bavaria!) I suggested that we didn't bother with a tree, and he almost pouted! Until we met, he hadn't had a Christmas tree for years, despite his ex-wife being German.
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