Though it's a week until Christmas most of my preparations are finished. I enjoy decorating the yard with lights, wreaths, ribbons and bows. I have a Japanese Cedar in the front yard that for a number of years I would string with lights but it has gotten too big now for me to reach the top. It was a one dollar bargain at a Master Gardeners plant sale as a seedling. It is a lovely tree and I'm surprised it is not used more in landscapes. This one is 12 years old and about 20 feet tall. It is heavy with cones as seen in the second picture.