Oh, Christmas Tree!

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POSTED: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 9:09am

One tree isn't enough for Helen Edlin. She decorates several dozen. Terry Bulger reports.

(WSMV) The joy of the holiday season, for many, comes from putting up and then decorating that Christmas tree. So, do you get more joy if you put up two trees? How about 50 trees or more?

The Christmas season is the time to go overboard, and Helen Edlin's elegant Dickson County, Tennessee home brings joy to her world.

"It tells a story, and it tells who you are from the heart," she said.

Every room is decorated for December, with somewhere between 50 and 60 trees.

All of this is a long way from life as a child with eight siblings and early struggles.

"As a child, we didn't have much Christmas or many ornaments," Edlin said. "We milked cows, fed the hogs and brought in a cedar tree and made ornaments. That's what Christmas was, and I loved it. But it wasn't enough for me, I guess."

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