"Do we have to get a Sapin de Nöel?"
I replied, "We have to have a tree. When I was a kid, one year we got our tree on Christmas EVE!"
"Well, we're not doing that," he said flatly.
I declared, "Okay, then we're getting one tomorrow because the kids don't have school."
"Fine," he replied, "but it has to be a small one."