The tree may have stood bare naked in our house for almost a week, and a few days more with out the star on top. But when the star was finally placed on top the girls got to continue their tradition of sleeping "beneath" the tree.
Another Christmas tradition- Chip the Elf arrives from the North Pole and is watching the girls from the tree when they wake.
Her older sisters had told her our elf would be there in the morning but when Sutton figured out the "red ornament" in the tree was our elf she started to cry. She thought we were going to get a real-live, little person elf running around the house.