After spending a year working at the Prop House, a company that does corporate Christmas events, I've decorated enough Christmas trees to last me the rest of my life. But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve.
At the Prop House, Christmas trees are never dismantled. Instead, lights and decorations are wired tightly into place with little wire twist ties. The whole tree is then wrapped in swathes of metre wide plastic (like giant Cling wrap) and stored in garages until the next shopping centre or corporate event needs it.
Having abandoned the idea of undecorating trees and packing them away in little boxes, I find decorating easy as pie. Unwrap the tree and wreathes, fluff them up and I've just decorated my house in 20 minutes. Ho, ho, ho... hope your Christmas is a beautiful day!