We'll probably walk past a hundred Christmas trees this season and never know the full story behind each ornament. The ones that have been hand-made by a relative can probably tell an important story if we take the time to ask.
It may be too early to put up the Christmas decorations, but digesting this little tidbit now can help us ward off problems in December. And if you're on the fence about which kind of tree to put up, this may convince you to go for fake one over the real thing.
If our highs in the 50s and 60s this week are just too warm for ya, you could always book a getaway to to the world famous North Pole and immerse yourself in some ice, snow, and the single digits for awhile. Airbnb has some cabins for rent, and they'll cost you between $129 and $300 per night.