Christianity.ca just posted a short story I wrote a few years ago, called Quest For The Perfect Christmas Tree on their site.
After this year’s Quest experience, I may be adding another paragraph soon:
The Judgement-Of-The-Trees-Ceremony – a dark and foreboding ritual when the hopeful trees must succumb to the spoken criticisms of the True Believer, while the Compliant Spouse and Unwitting Hordes follow behind, seeking to counsel the “un-chosen trees” through their experience of unqualified rejection. The seven-year old says, “You’re a nice tree. You’re a good tree. Someone will cut you down. Someone will cut you down today.”