We bit the bullet and hired our window washers to string the winter lights on the pine tree in front of our house.
They arrived with a long, expandable pole that had a hook at the end. It reminded me of "The Lamplighter" , my favorite childhood poem.
Of course, we had an indoor tree as well. A Fraser pine , one of the best from our local supplier.
" The most beautiful tree in the world" according to its main decorator.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.