we live in the woods in northern california and want to decorate a large pine tree for christmas which currently lives about 15 feet from our front door. it will be staying where it is; we want to add some natural-ish decorations which could maybe feed the several species of birds that live around us. how festive. however, this being the country, we also have wood rats aplenty. the last thing i want to see on christmas morning is our tree filled with rats. is there a way to feed the birds without encouraging rats? or should we just dress the rats as soldiers and recreate the nutcracker suite in our front yard?
Looking for a decent artificial Christmas tree on a bit of a budget. Do you have one that you really love? Tell me about it! I have been internet-searching these all morning but I can't really tell from the photos how they look, so I came to Metafilter for personal recommendations. (Alternately: tell me your tricks for making fake trees look less sad and fake!) [more inside]
Please help to give me ideas for safe Christmas ornaments/baby toys to hang on a tree for a 15 month old, that (individually) aren't too expensive. [more inside]
Help me find a quarter/corner Christmas tree. [more inside]
I want to show off my Christmas ornaments. I have a curious cat. Please help me brainstorm solutions! (details & constraints inside) [more inside]
How do I make my house smell like Christmas without a tree? [more inside]
Is that the fire crackling? Nope, it's the Christmas tree! [more inside]
Are there any u-cut Christmas tree lots already open in SF/Northern Cal area? [more inside]
Christmas Tree debate - Can this tree be used/saved? [more inside]
Which Christmas train should I get? [more inside]
How many strands of Christmas tree lights (100 lights/strand) can I safely plug into a single outlet and/or connect to each other?
Christmas trees. Real or artificial? Or rather is it worth paying a high price for an artificial tree that looks very real rather than a relatively low price a real tree that looks, well, real?