Our living room.
Unfortunately, we haven't been able to plug it in yet, which is a bit of a downer. It was a little anticlimactic to finish decorating and not to see it light up. However, we brought our artificial tree from the States (my nose just can't handle a live tree) and so it has a US plug. We have ordered 2 voltage converters from Amazon and they should be here later this week. This will allow us to plug in our tree and our TV, which are nearly the only items with US plugs that we brought with us.
This is what we need for the TV & Christmas tree. While small items can be plugged into travel-sized adapters that will allow them to connect to the wall, those don't actually transform /convert the electricity to the level necessary for larger items. Anything large or that has lightbulbs needs a true converter to prevent it from frying.
I also hope to make a trip to OBI in the next few days to buy lighted garlands...which will have the correct plugs!
After decorating the tree, we all enjoyed hot cocoa. :) The grocery near our house had a cocoa mix safe for B to drink, and he enjoyed it greatly, despite the expression he made in anticipation of a hot drink. haha!
Frohe Weihnachten aus Deutschland! Tschüss!