This is the official portrait of our 2012 Christmas tree, Benjamin Harrison. Harry for short. He's a handsome old gent.
I no longer have any idea why we name our Christmas trees after dead American presidents. Was there ever a good reason? Probably not. Was there ever a reason at all?
Our Christmas tree archives now include a Truman (he came before we owned a camera), a Chester A. Arthur, a William Howard, a George Washington, a Teddy Roosevelt, and a Mr. Adams. A venerable bunch.
Here is Benjamin Harrison in nothing but his own glow, on the night before our gift exchange earlier this week.
I love a good Christmas tree!