Christmas makes us happy like no other holiday. It’s downright fun (except at one-day sales and during light detangling) and presents us all with a chance to be kids again and throw a little twinkle around. For most homes, the tree is the centerpiece — a giant twinkling sculpture showcasing the memories of our past, the glitter of our present, and beneath its branches, the unopened excitement of the future. Picking the tree has become one of my favorite holiday traditions. For all my tips on picking, lighting and decorating your tree, Click here because Visit Vortex features all my secrets.