Now it feels like the holiday season is fully upon us, after I went out into the wintry mix falling upon DC and brought back a tree from Eastern Market.
The scent of a freshly cut pine tree is wafting through our home, mixed together with the heady aroma of Sunday dinner burbling in the kitchen.
This year’s new wrinkle: LED lights on the tree. The bulbs are are purported to consume 83% less electricity than traditional light strings and last 25,000 hours. That should last through every holiday season for the rest of my life, assuming I avoid breaking too many.