Christmas is all about tradition yes, but we changed it up a bit this year. Ms 5chw4r7z was worried about Sid getting into the tree so we drapped pine roping around and hung the decorations there.
You know what? I like it better, all the ornaments are visible now.
The best part of decorating for me was always the act of pulling stuff out of the box, lift an ornament and look at it, practically each one has a story, "that was mine when I was young, this one belonged to your mother" kind of cool.