At some point in Christmas Past, Disney made a cartoon in which Chip and Dale find that their tree has ended up in Mickey’s living room. When they first walk out of their door onto their branch, they are surrounded by fairy lights and shiny ornaments. Being quite fantasy-obsessed even as a tiny little thing, I was sure that the tree in our living room looked just as fantastic from within the branches as it did from without.
So I tested it and was delighted with the result. Laying my head as close to the water basin as possible, I would stare up into the glowy lovliness for ages on end. It smells so fresh and piney and you feel as though you are invisible – regardless of the fact that your entire body is sticking out from under the tree. Give it a try. Just don’t knock your tree over.