This is probably the best tree we've ever had. It was freezing cold and blowing some of the first flurries of the season. We didn't linger. I was fine with the first tree Scott held up. But, we went with the bigger 3rd option. Done. It's up. And beautiful. Oh, and we added a tree for the boys up in the loft. It's all theirs. They can decorate it however they choose. They want to get ahold of Santa to tell him to leave their presents upstairs. Funny, they think they've been good.