13 Spectacular Christmas Trees

Everyone loves Christmas trees … we drag them into our homes and decorate them,  gather ’round them with family and friends, drive miles to see gigantic ones filled with lights … these are a few we only see in photos.

AP Photo / Jason DeCrow
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree at the 78th annual lighting ceremony in New York

AP Photo/Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art displays a tree in New York—decorated with a Baroque crèche and lifelike figures from 6 to 20 inches sculpted in 18th century Naples

AP Photo / Markus Schreiber
Christmas tree stands in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with the Quadriga statue on Dec. 1, 2010

AP Photo / Charles Dharapak
A military appreciation Christmas tree at the East Entrance Landing of the White House on Dec. 1, 2010; the theme of White House Christmas 2010 is ”Simple Gifts”.

AP Photo / Martin Meisner
Couple with a dog walk towards an illuminated Christmas tree in front of a manor house in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on Dec. 1, 2010.

AP Photo / Charles Dharapak
Official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington on Dec. 1, 2010.

AP Photo / Henny Ray Abrams
A giant 74-foot Norway spruce is bursting with 30,000 lights at Rockefeller Center in New York on Nov. 30, 2010.

AP Photo / Michel Euler
French chocolate maker Patrick Roger, poses next to his new creation, a 10 meters high chocolate Christmas tree in Sceaux, south of Paris on Nov. 30, 2010.

AP Photo / Rick Bowmer
Alexavia Plato and Riley O’Neill of Portland, Ore. in Pioneer Square on Nov. 27, 2010; the night after an unsuccessful car bomb plot during the annual tree lighting ceremony.

AP Photo / Petr David Josek
Illuminated Christmas tree in Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic on Nov. 27, 2010.

AP Photo / Matt York
Escalator passengers marvel at the Christmas tree late Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at the Main Mall in Chandler, Ariz.

AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast
Jennifer Miller and daughter Adelaide of Milwaukee gaze at Christmas display in Chicago‘s Union Station before boarding Amtrak train to visit family in Hershey, Pa.

My granddaughter Brittany, six on Dec.18, decorates her own tree which has a special place on the mantle above the fireplace

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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