I saw sign today that didn't say "Christmas tree" or "Holiday tree", but simply "tree".
Maybe they were selling maples.
It was a "tree lighting"... which made me think, is it really that serious? Buddha doesn't change into "Big jolly guy" because I'm not Buddhist. It's still Buddha and it's still a Christmas tree. If it were simply a "holiday tree", we would have it up for Valentines Day, Easter, MLK, etc. Are there other holidays that use "Christmas trees"?