It's amazing how many Christmas tree lots sprout up during the holidays here in Manhattan. Most people I know don't get one, and I don't either, but would love to if I had more time to spend with it, along with more space so it could breathe and not suffer with the radiator air which dries them out very quickly. Walking near or through one of these lots, however, does conjure up all sorts of childhood memories, the pine-y smells reminding me of the magical time. I don't think that will ever go away. May the season be bright and merry, any way you celebrate it.