The lights are on, and the ornaments hung! My favorite thing about these long nights, is coming home, and lighting the tree. It's so pretty and I love to turn the rest of the lights off when it's on. It makes the room glow, and it just feels very magical.
A lot of people have "themes" for their tree, but I love the ritual every year of hanging the ornaments I've collected. My favorite ornaments are a pair of white mittens, some ballet slippers, and a puppy in a paint can (cause he is just too cute!) Tradition all the way!