This year we opted to get rid of our perfect, faux, pre-lit Christmas tree from Costco in favour of a real tree. A real tree that we cut ourselves. It makes for a more memorable time with the kids, and got us into the mountains, even if for just a few hours. We let the kids pick the tree, and I cut it down. It's an awfully sad looking tree, but I like it.
It was an all-Canadian Christmas moment. 4 kids, 2 hockey bags, 3 hockey sticks, an axe, a saw and a tree tied to the roof of the minivan.