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.

Photo/Grandmommy
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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