In what has become an annual tradition at the Griffith-Eskridge household, Kelley lovingly selects a tree and drags it home.

We decorate it. That is, Kelley does most of the work while I half watch something familiar on TV–this year, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer ep (“Prophecy Girl”)–and half watch the progress through the glass door that separates the TV room from the living room.

We admire it for a while.

Then I blow it up.

I’m definitely beginning to get into the holiday/apocalypse spirit. How about you?