I blame it on years of watching the Christmas tree in the Nutcracker grow super-sized. Years of seeing that magical - though entirely imaginary - tree appear has given me an affinity for enormous Christmas trees.
Our current living situation and my ever-present laziness makes having a gigantic tree difficult this year. But thankfully, there is an abundance of super-sized trees around Chicago's Loop that have more than accommodated my evergreen need.
On the ninth Day of Christmas I fawned over nine magnificent trees in Chicago.
Our Mini Tree | The Daley Plaza Stunner
The Intercontinental Tree | The Tree near the Trib
The Palmer House Tree | The Walnut Room Tree
The tree in 900 N. Michigan | The Hancock Center Tree
The Willis Tower (aka The Sears Tower) Christmas Tree
~ Don't tell the others, but this one is my favorite ~
Sound off: What color are the lights on your Christmas tree?