I didn't do a tree this year - but I did decorate. Garland on the mantel, with santos and candles; candles in every window, and garland around the Dresden embellished front door. It's fun, but low key.
I think the secret of Christmas is to accept things as they happen - to avoid placing limits upon what and how the holidays are 'supposed' to be. On the other hand, it's important to avoid the sometimes overwhelming tendency to place unreal expectations upon how Christmas should be celebrated - at home, in church, in the public square, and so on.
Christmas happens. Let it.
Photo: The last Christmas trees. New York Social Diary