Here’s the 2007 household Christmas tree, sans ornaments. I never put the lights on the tree because my wife insists on wrapping the lights tightly into the interior, which she says creates a better lighting effect.
I disagree and refuse to get involved in this madness — madness, I tell you! — that is the installation of the lights. Judge for yourself if it’s worth it: You can see a larger version of the photo by clicking on the thumbnail at left.