I was in Annapolis for the weekend and got to catch the hustle and bustle of their holiday festivities, including a Christmas boat parade in which all the locals deck their sails, yachts, dingies, motor boats, what have you, with Christmas lights for a tour around the harbor. The charming capital of Maryland is usually pretty sleepy, but was bursting at the seams with visitors and locals looking for a reason to come together. At the end of the day, although I loved all the reindeers and elaborate light displays, my favorite was a little charlie brown christmas tree that wasn't even technically part of the parade. Simplicity wins the day every time. Here's to celebrating the scrawny and soulful charlie brown trees out there everywhere.