I too gave in and bought a teeny charlie brown Christmas tree (plastic) because it looked so sad and spindly (it was at Goodwill - how much sadder could it be?) It's pre-lit and the cats love it - they are indoor kitties and may not realize it's not real . . .
Also picked up four little Madame Alexander "Korea" dolls - the little 8" sized ones (ebay) - soooo cute. Merry Christmas to me!
Being taken to Goodwill is about as sad as a little tree's life can get. But it's better than being thrown out.
When I was little, my grandparents gave me that size Madame Alexander dolls from several countries. Enjoy yours.