We always buy a straggly, thin, uneven, and very tall Christmas tree. For the 17 years we've been in this house, it's always been in the same corner and usually has to be cut down just a little so the star can fit. This year, our tree did something it's never done before. It bloomed. A couple days before Christmas, we noticed little red berries all over the branches.
They're everywhere. And, usually our tree is extremely brittle by this time. It still feels as fresh as can be.