I love putting candy canes on the tree. They add great color, and they're small enough to tuck anywhere.
And, um, then I can pull the candy canes off and eat them. I can't help it - they're minty and delicious, they last for a long time, and they're reasonably low-calorie (and fat-free). Just perfect for a little mommy moment. Then, when it's time to kick it up a notch, they go great with chocolate - just like these cookies.