So today my sweet wife and I got our "outside tree" set up on our front porch:
Above is a photo from a little before dusk. The tree itself is an artificial one about 15-20 years old. Ornaments are large inexpensive plastics that won't break if a strong wind knocks them off.
The lights in the tree are red and green; while the garland of lights around the porch are a mixture of red and white.
Thus, no matter when the flooring finally gets done, at least we have one tree up and decorated for the holidays.
May your holidays be filled with the warm comfort of family and friends; and may joy be the over-riding feeling that fills you for the rest of the year (and well into the next one).