"Let's decorate the tree when Dad gets home! You can do moon sand while you're waiting."
We braved the 10 degree weather the night before to pick out our tree. That might have been crazy, but ended well.
Somehow this year the kids got tired of decorating the tree after about 20 minutes or so - might have something to do with those Star Wars ornaments I made them last year... they needed to PLAY with them.
But they all played together near the tree, listening to Christmas music, and the 4yo said, "This is the best night ever." (Except say "evvo" to get the full effect).