So, I've finally had to stop being bah humbug and admit that Christmas is going to happen whether I like it or not!! So, on Saturday we put the tree up. Didn't exactly go smoothly, Emily got too excited and was trying to put baubles and tinsel on before the tree was actually up; and Xander kept paddying because he wasn't allowed to chew the lights! But, eventually the tree was up and so far it's still standing (OK, it's tied to the radiator; between Xander and Cindy we were taking no risks!!).