Bev, I don't blame you. I am usually a scrooge too. The only reason I do put up a tree is for the reasons above. If I had my way, we wouldn't have one. Well, maybe a tiny one. Ours is soooooooo huge it's a pain to put up. It's beautiful when done but I too hate taking it down. So......I don't blame you.
I hope you have family to go to tho on Christmas.