7 foot Noble Fir wrestled from pile of still tightly-wrapped trees: CHECK! tree set free from twine-y bonds using keychain pocketknife: CHECK! CHECK! surprisingly sappy tree d-r-a-g-g-e-d across lot with 'help' of gelato-filled progeny: CHECK! CHECK! CHECK! (at that point the Home Depot staff finally got involved, and the trunk was given a fresh cut, the tree was netted, and a very nice guy tied it to the roof our van)
Happily, the parking spot in front of our house was wide open, and Dubbadad was home to shake out the approximately seven tons of other trees' pine needles that had settled inside the branches of our tree on its journey-by-truck from Washington state and wrestle the tree into the house.