Living in a tiny apartment doesn't lend itself to lots of Christmas decorating so for a couple of years we did not have a tree. My friend Deb was absolutely disgusted when she found this out and gave me a little decorated tabletop artificial tree. That has served for two years. But this year we are in our giant apartment and there is lots of room for a tree. We dragged our grandsons out with us to find a tree just before Christmas but all the lots were closed for the night. Next stop, Zellers. We found a tree valued at over $100 and pre-lit on clearance for $39. It's ours. We had to buy ornaments since we had given ours all away years ago. The boys helped us set up and decorate.