I didn't do as much research as I might have done. This occupied a lot of my time tonight...
May I present the Christmas Beam (I haven't figured out how to tilt the pic upright, just turn your head sideways) :
My apartment was originally the offices for an old cotton mill store. It's over 100 years old and there's this magnificent beam right here in my living room. The first time I saw it (it was summertime) I thought, "We can decorate that for Christmas!"
So now, we don't put up a tree. My roommate and I decorate our Christmas Beam.
O Christmas Beam, O Christmas Beam, how ghetto are your electrical tape ornament holders!