In Part Six of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", Milan Kundera discusses kitsch. I quote:
"Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession. The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass!
The second tear says: How nice to be moved, together with all mankind, by children running on the grass!
It is the second tear which makes kitsch kitsch." (p. 244).
I am not such a deep student of kitsch and must bow to the superior insight of my dear sister.
Regard the two photos below, her magic Christmas tree present. (Pix taken 12 hours apart and there's a chemical solution poured into the base).