My family knows that I typically do not decorate my home for the Christmas holidays unless we are hosting an event - family or otherwise. And this year, the holiday will be an "away game" (assuming this crazy snowy weather to the west of us gives us all a holiday break) and so no lights, no tinsel, no ornaments adorn my home. I think people are really frightened that that is a sad thing for us. I guess I don't find it sad. I still do the holiday shopping, the wrapping, watch some of the christmas specials, and listen to my umpteen holiday cds. I do the company holiday party, the christmas eve church service, christmas dinner with family (in a couple locations) and all that holly jolly stuff...so not pulling out the decorations doesn't really bother me at all.
But my sister helped us with the minimum measures this year. That sweet woman sent me a decorated tree. And knowing my desire to TRY and be somewhat green, it can even by planted in my yard come Spring.