If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Cheekwood should be blushing. Many of us here at the Scene remember with fondness Cheekwood’s Trees of Christmas, an annual display of evergreens themed with everything from the 12 Days of Christmas to the nations of the world. This year, the theme of the exhibit—now ecumenically dubbed the Festival of the Holidays—is “Music’s in the Air,” and we’re looking forward to a creative display of musical instruments, songbirds and Sugar Plum Fairies.
Meanwhile, we’ve dreamed up our own series of holiday trees, decorated with the visions that dance through Scene writers’ heads—everything from conservation overlays and teen magazines to civil liberties and maternal guilt. While our trees exist only on the printed page, we hope you find our decorations—a little humor and a little poetry, twinkle lights of insight and a shining star of irony—just as festive, in their own way. So enjoy browsing our tree lot, and make some time this season to visit the Festival of the Holidays and other family activities at Cheekwood, Nov. 25 through Dec. 31.