Another tradition that will be staying; living Christmas trees strung with a few lights and placed in front of the glass of the double doors.
For the past few years, we've gotten California incense cedars. They're native to this region and don't need much summer water so they do very well at Frogpond. If it isn't too cold, my plan is to get them in the ground on New Year's Day. I'm certain that the dogs and Max will be right there helping.