Here’s something for the Seattle folks: Chubby & Tubby Christmas trees will be back this year! For many of us, buying trees at C&T was a yearly ritual. They had the cheapest trees in town (as well as some other, more expensive ones if you felt like splurging), and the trees were not bad quality, so every year we would go to one of the stores, trudge through the store following the painted path directing us to the tree shed, and leave with a nice tree and our wallets less than $5 lighter. (Just in the last few years the price started to go up a bit, but it was still low.) Then the stores went out of business earlier this year, and it seemed that another bit of Seattle history would be gone. Not for now, at least… and the link above mentions that one of the stores might yet reopen.