Holly Jolly Christmas Tree

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I’m taking you back to the family room today to share our Holly Jolly Christmas Tree with you.
The tree in the family room was decorated to go right along with the
Merry Christmas mantle.
Why do I suddenly have this urge to name everything???

My goal is to elicit lots of giggles, squeals and sparkly eyes from all of the kiddos who will pass through our home over the holidays.
I like to hear the big kids squeal too.  🙂
I tried something different for the topper this year.
I attached a snowman’s hat upside down on the tree and filled it with all sorts of squiggles and sticks.


What do you think?  A least one person in my family
(who shall remain nameless, ahem, you know who you are) isn’t so sure.


I don’t have a cute little Elf on the Shelf like so many of you.  Instead, I have an Elf in the Tree.  He’s pretty tame and doesn’t cause too much mischief though.
Thank you for allowing me to share our Holly Jolly Christmas Tree with you!

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  1. Your tree is so fun! The topper is perfect! The kids big and small are going to love it!

  2. its Magical. Suzy~! I know all who see it will smile and their eyes will shine.

  3. It’s so pretty & festive, Suzy! I love the ‘candy cane’ tree skirt, too. I bet I know who doesn’t like the topper, but I think it looks great. ;o) Like the ornaments, too!

  4. Loving the topper! So cute!

  5. Such a whimsical tree I love the topper. Beautiful job. I love the details of the candy.


  6. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Suzy….too darn cute…Love your “Holly Jolly Decor”….and love your, as Kari would say, “foolishness topper”….just did my “foolishness topper” last night…She cracks me up!….I love, love your theme Suzy…your granddaughters must love it too!!!

  7. I love it! So whimsical and fun!

  8. Jessica Kielman says:

    Wow! So beautiful…especially the Santa hat!!!

  9. I am definitely squealing with delight! Whimsical trees and decorating is my favorite without a doubt during Christmas. I do love your creative topping. Very cute and clever.

  10. The Rusty Heart says:

    Suzy, everything looks beautiful! I love the tree next to the mantel. 🙂

  11. Love your tree. And the hat is cute! And very much on trend. So there, tell that one who isn’t sure they don’t know what they’re taking about! 🙂

  12. Quite perfect, loving all the colors and brightness – the topper is just fine, I’m liking it a lot! Mary

  13. Recreate and Decorate says:

    What a clever idea for a topper! Love all the bright colors too

  14. Leslie Stewart says:

    Gorgeous Christmas decorations! Your topper is great! I love a full, abundant tree! Thank you so much for linking up to my Deck the Halls party! Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  15. Love it ! Glad to see color and whimsical ! Just my style

  16. Your tree is just delightful, Suzy! I can already hear the squeals — oh, but that would be coming from me….lol! I think your topper is so adorable.

    Looking forward to the upcoming “Better Late Than Never” and will post it on my sidebar!


  17. Is there supposed to be a link code with the button for the “Better Late Than Never” party? Maybe I’m just not seeing it.


  18. It was Pookie wasn’t it! I knew it! Tell him we all love your topper!! And you already have presents under the tree, I’m impressed!! The whole house looks festive and FAB!!!

  19. I am squealing and giggling as I type. I agree with Nancy, tell Pookie that everyone except him loves the hat with the squiggles.
    Your tree and mantel looks so magical. The kids young and old are gonna love it.
    Love to all, Ginger