In the meantime, since my dad is leaving, we went ahead and bought our Christmas tree so we could have it before he left.
(As I told my mother "Who am I kidding? I wanted to buy a Christmas tree and this is my excuse for buying it early!" and yes, dear friends, it IS decorated. LB and CoM enjoyed throwing the decorations up - literally, for LB.)
|$25 pre-lit Christmas tree from WallyWorld|