After a few attempts this is what I came up with. A little pathetic, but not too shabby for zero dollars and maybe fifteen minutes of work. At least it is a little better than the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, right? Maybe just a teeny bit? Can you tell I used my son's cape and one of my shirts as a tree skirt? Hey, maybe I'll upgrade to something else so I can wear my shirt again and so Elijah can go be a superhero, but for now it works (kind of).
I should also probably invest in some other Christmas decorations, since I have none on hand. Are we the Grinch family? I am sure that's what our neighbors think.