My great-grandfather would pull the wooden parlor doors and decorate the tree on Christmas Eve. We have two copies of this photo, one with the candles lit on the tree and one without. The quality of this one was better.. but I love the one with the candles lit.
The note on the back of the photo says that Grandpa and Olga ate all the legs off the gingerbread men on the tree. No wonder he is smiling! If they were only still around to ask them about it...
Wishing you a Christmas full of magic, merriment, and a bit of gingerbread too!