Not to be a Debbie Downer but growing up there were a lot of things that I wanted that I knew my Grandparents couldn’t afford. So I was okay with that aspect of not getting certain things. As long as there was a new basketball and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that my brother some how “attained from Santa” through magic or delivering things then I was good.
I could care less about the tree but there is something about the smell of a real tree that makes it feel more Christmas-y. I will say that picking out a tree is fun because there are so many and the job of Keeping Liz from getting the fattest Fraser Fir possible is what I enjoy about it as well.