Well, I did it. I really needed to clean out the car and the living room anyway. I wire it to a hook in the ceiling, so they can't knock it over. I'll hold off on ornaments until I see how "interactive" they are with the tree. I have it up and watered and am waiting for the branches to settle before I put the lights on. I went "caroling" with my Little Sister while we drove around to look at Christmas lights last night. We didn't get out of the car, but we sang every Christmas song we could think of. Sad thing is, there really weren't very many Christmas lights up this year. A couple of over-the-top houses and a few tastefully done, and a few candle-in-every-window (this is New England). I think that's what made the final decision for me to get the tree. It was just too depressing not to see many Christmas lights.