We started to get in the holiday spirit at the Tiny Bungalow this week. It began with our ritual trip to the Home Depot to pick out the tree. I am not sure if I have mentioned it before but several years ago, I was in a hurry and pulled out a tree that hadn't been unwrapped yet. I bought it sight-unseen and only was able to judge the height. It ended up being the best tree we had gotten to that date. Since then, I continue this ritual. I have been pretty happy every year and this year is no exception.
The entire street looks a bit more festive than usual this year and I have a feeling that folks will be adding on in a sort of "Griswold Competition" between now and the big day. I think the dog is it for me. Maybe next year, I'll spring for the pair of deer or maybe go crazy and stick something on the roof.