They seem to haunt every street corner, reminding you that while the new year is here with all its bright and shiny newness and promises of a fresh start, death and decay and corruption are still an ever-present reality, so you should probably put down that glazed doughnut (aside: how good are glazed doughnuts!?! I mean really, man alive!) and get to the gym fast, and then confess your sins to the first clergy person you stumble upon at that gym.
So here's to the Christmas trees that made our lives bright in 2012! goodbye... foreverrrrrr!