Every year at Christmas time I get "Christmas Tree Envy." I've always wanted a giant outside tree but didn't want to pay a huge amount of money for something that's only on display for 30 days each year.
Last summer our flag blew off the flag pole; as I was putting the flag back up, it occurred to me that I could turn our flag pole into a giant Christmas tree.
Our flag pole is 18' tall and is comprised of 4 pieces with each pole section being 4-1/2'. Since I'm not 18' tall and I don't have a ladder that's 18' tall, I started off with just one 4-1/2 foot section. This will help me to attach the lights while still standing on the ground.