Here's the set of words I ended up with (senses vs corresponding - or not so much - objects):
Sight: Christmas tree
Here's my attempt to put it all together...
The image is from flickr.
The stereo’s still ‘roasting those chestnuts,’
But Christmas photographs look stale already,
Time’s running through my fingers like Dali’s clock,
An old couch’s trying to console the needle-crying tree,
“It’s not the end.”
Live for the Love of it,
The Happy Amateur