I have very clear images of our tree growing up. Santa was on the top surrounded by a halo of twinkling lights. My mom liked the shiny tinsel garlands. We had a variety of ornaments on the tree. It was never themed. I also clearly remember a large ceramic tree that had lights inside. I think my mom or grandmother had painted it. They seemed to be popular, for many of my friends had similar ones. Often they were white trimmed in gold paint.
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