From one side, it looks fairly reasonable:
From the back side, it looks like a wild thing! The Leyland cypress is a hybrid, and one of the parents is the Monterey cypress. I like to imagine this wild thing being a windblown cypress on the Monterey cliffs, perhaps a bit like the iconic Lone Cypress of Pebble Beach.
I noticed there were some scars on the branches from the April 2015 hailstorm. This tree definitely has character. I think the variegation gives it a unique look.
Except for two ornaments darling son placed, I decorated the tree myself, though I prevailed upon darling son to provide some live music for me while I did the deed. He obliged with a nylon string guitar and a nice assortment of well-played Christmas songs.
I always like putting the little wooden horse ornament on. It was made by my older sister and younger brother many years ago. It is a thoroughly charming ornament to me.
I have a new ornament to put on the tree this year--an adorable crocheted angel made for me by my friend Lea. (If the halo is a little crooked, it's probably because the angel was hanging out with Lea and me.)
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, you surely are a wild thing!