2009, and we're so fortunate even our Christmas tree is too tall for the room
In her hurried abandon, mother Denise selected a tree from the lot that was too tall for the living room. I say we go ahead and use it anyway. The money is spent. Maybe my favorite top ornament could be replaced, or, I say, it adds to the illusion of the surfeit year we've had.
One attempts sometimes with increased wattage for outside lighting to make that same statement. Here, not.