The Christmas Tree! O Tannenbaum!
Growing up in the mid-west in the 1950's we had a live tree. Dad always put the lights and ornaments on , after carefully checking each bulb. In those days if one bulb went out, the whole string went out. We, the kids, got to put on the tinsel. It was the individual strands of tinsel that were to be hung separately. I will admit that throwing the tinsel by the handful was much quicker. Yes, we had a star on top of the tree!