My Jewish neighbors aren't in the habit of Christmas trees, so this year they are having fun with a straggly succulent houseplant.
Three summers ago, they bought a hanging basket of succulents to hang next to their front door. The first summer, it looked great. They over-wintered it indoors, and the second summer it looked pretty but leggy. Now that it's 3 years old, one gangly succulent has taken over, with 3 drooping stems.
My neighbors have decorated the plant with candles made by a friend and a starfish star at the top.
Besides being fun--and a real conversation piece for our morning meditation group--this Christmas "tree" is stress-free.