Closer look at tree skirt, with bonus cat:
The tree skirt was made years ago using an idea from Family Fun magazine. Everyone put a handprint on it that first year, including grandparents. Since then, Thalia and AnnaBeth put a new set of handprints on every year. They get a kick out of looking over the old handprints each time we get it out.
The fireplace tableau:
The black cat likes to eat the needles of the fiber optic tree.
The child clowning around in the reindeer-themed boxer shorts in front of the fireplace:
We also have little Christmas village pieces with moving parts. This one has a little train that goes into the house.
This is Black Cat's first Christmas at our house. It's been a busy season for her.