It all changes this year... because of this baby: The Sparkler Pom-Pom Aluminum Christmas Tree (say that in the voice of Ralphie for the full effect).
After my Grandmother's passing earlier this year, my Dad came across this vintage gem from the genuine 1960s. Tacky and fully committed to sparkle-motion -- he knew I had to have it! I mean, can we talk about the individual fronds? I'm sure they're some sort of chemical hazard, but I LOVE them.
And perfectly sized for a one bedroom apartment.
Came complete with the original packaging and everything. How charming.