is a fake one with integral lights.
I thought I was a purist and would never
give house room to a plastic tree,
but this one has snuck in
and I think it gives the decorations
room to shine.
The proper one is still in the garage
conserving its needles until the weekend.
There will be the usual tussle with the lights
and the stand and the lopsided branches
but it will smell wonderful
in the cold mornings before everyone is up.