As difficult as the holidays are for some, the period following the New Year's festivities can bring its own challenges. Some of us may have overindulged and face an ugly moment of truth when we have to squeeze into real clothes for the return to our workplaces. Others are crestfallen due to the poor performance of their favorite football team this season, questioning their loyalty to a bunch of losers. But Christmas trees have it the absolute worst. Stripped naked and kicked to the curb, their moment of glory past, these holiday castoffs line the streets, alone with their memories and a stray strand or two of tinsel. Be happy that is not your fate.