We got a fake tree this year. YES! Best thing ever. It went up so fast and left no mess. A loved decorating the tree and was careful to put the breakable ornaments where Liv couldn't reach them. Liv was pretty good about not touching the tree and didn't pay too much attention to it.
So far Liv seems to have a bit of a short fuse. This pic is from November when she could pull herself to standing, but then would be stuck standing because she couldn't figure out how to go back down. She would instantly get so upset. As of now (March) she still can't figure out how to go down a step - whenever she tries it's a total tumble.