Growing up we always had a real tree ( much to my sister's dismay, she is allergic to pine) I know when I moved out all we could afford was a tiny artificial purple tree but now I have a full size LED tree. I miss the pine but I dont miss the mess it created. My tree usually isnt themed, well not intentionally. I collect Disney's Sketchbook Ornaments, so over the years my tree has become more and more Disney
I like the idea about the bells, its going to be my kittens first Xmas this year too, I might have to get the bells to keep him from attacking the whole tree.