I took a few pictures in front of the tree yesterday. Google turned one into a gif and made the tree sparkle. Luckily I was able to download it and crop it so you didn't see all the boxes on the ground around the tree.
I used photoshop to darken the background so the lamp isn't so prominent in the background. I took quite a few pictures and think the one where you can see tree on both sides of me is my favorite. It was hard to do that. I kind of jammed myself into the tree so that depth didn't make it even worse. Here's a time I miss my old bigger tree.
Here's another one I liked since you can't see any tree behind me. If I was mailing Christmas cards this year, maybe I'd have a picture like this included. Maybe I should just email it to people. Well maybe I'll do a second photoshoot from a different angle to compare. Santa is facing a different way after all. I just did these quick. These kind of want to make me go somewhere with a huge tree to get some cool pictures.