With all the recent construction that H has done in our home...I realized today that we have no room for our Christmas tree anywhere. I mean, NOWHERE is there room for a tree, not even a little one! I was thinking of maybe using the landing in front of the fireplace as a spot to place the gifts. I usually decorate that area because there is a mantle above, so there will be greens and such. I'm kind of sad about not having our tree, it's always a special tree in some respects, but on the other hand, I'm feeling a bit like Witz and going without all the bother of a tree is appealing to me! I don't even think our girls will be with us on Christmas morning this year anyway, so....maybe it won't be such a bad thing? I will miss my favorite ornaments, however. I think that's the killer for me. I've been slowly gathering some really nice, very special, ornaments and although I don't have a lot, I have ones that I truly love, so it's kind of sad not to bring them out. But all the shelves are gone, tables, etc. There is just no room during this transition. Oh well. It's just one year.