Make it a Charlie Brown Christmas

charlie-brown-xmas-treeChristmas is getting real, people. The countdown has begun. I haven't even STARTED shopping for my friends and family (is that bad?), but I am feeling the holiday spirit. Blame it on every crazy, lit-up store I walk into, but I've been shamed into some festive decorating.

However, I prefer the modest and humble approach to my Christmas flair -- less is more. That's why I've only purchased one thing: the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree ($11, sale).

Standing at a mere 18", this tree captures the spirit of bad-luck Charlie Brown's never-give-up attitude (something we should all summon when we burn the Christmas cookies). And yes, the tree comes with the red ornament that makes one branch flop adorably over.