To our family the Christmas Tree represents many things.  Putting up the tree at the start of December means that it is the beginning of the holidays together.  We make a date of it and usually share some chocolates or special biscuits while putting it up.  It is the centre of our Dining/Family room for a month and we make an effort to turn the lights on and sit together and talk.  We plan what we are doing on the holidays, our menu for Christmas Day and who we are going to see.  We like to buy something new for the tree each year and as you can see it is getting kind of crowded.  I know that it is over the top but I love it like that. We have many traditions like these and I hope we will be doing this as a family for many more years. 

What are your Christmas traditions?