We still get a live tree...in fact...there are some years we get two smaller trees...and sometimes we get a really tall tree and put it in the sunroom. The ceiling in the sunroom is vaulted and we can get a tree that is really really tall...our first year in this house we had a 12 foot Fraser Fir. We needed ladders for lights and ornaments. The drawback to the tree in the sunroom was that we could not see it from the family room. We can only see it when we are in the kitchen or eating dinner. But it could be seen from outside and it always looked amazing. It was really funny because all the houses on our pond have the same vaulted sunroom and even though the houses are far apart we can still see all of the "sunroom" trees. Now we try to change it out every year. This year we put the tree in the middle of the living room...so we can have a fire in the fireplace...if it ever gets cold...and watch the tree from the family room.
It's in the stand now...soaking up water. We will decorate it tomorrow. We also have very different tastes in trees. I like lean sparse trees and Den loves fat full trees. We try to compromise and that sort of happened with this tree. Candles in all of the windows...unbinning some more Santas...and we are done! I really truly love this stuff!