In the past you've had this:
But this year you want cute photos like these:
1. Embrace the art of shaped bokeh.
2. But, smartphones can give you some excellent holiday snaps.
3. Or just use Photoshop.
4. Incorporate a visible message.
5. Pick a palette.
6. Take the perfect picture with the Christmas tree.
Shutter speed is important to capturing a bright tree without blur. Learn more about it here.
7. DIY the backdrop.
If you don't want to do another Christmas tree photo this year, get creative with your own background. Ideas and tutorial here.