It was 23rd December and all over Facebook there were pictures of people with their X-Mas tree, posing, decorating, laughing. Earlier when we were kids my brother and I used to decorate the tree like we liked not how it should be. It was great fun.
I still remember my first encounter with the X-Mas tree at the Christmas party. It was the first time that I got to know what it is and why people like it because it is a tree bearing gifts.
As for a first timer I didn't know why kids went crazy when someone asked to come to the tree and since I was last I got the used crackers and the not so appreciated small gift cars :( :( My mom and grandfather tried to console me saying it's ok and we will buy what you want on our way back I was sulking. So I had a cold war with the tree.
Today I don't remember anyone who was there besides my immediate family but I do remember my first X-mas tree well. It wad way too huge maybe 7 feet, installed in the hallway just as one moves past the winding burgundy staircase. Draped in decorative balls, stars and crackers with gift boxes set at the bottom. Why I remember this is because during my cold war with the tree I made a pact with myself to remember what is kept where to be better prepared next time.