"Sparse", "bare", "Charlie Brown", etc.
Call it what you want. You know what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about a Christmas tree that looks a little skeletal, more open than not, maybe a bit sad. ;-(
You see it in the lot, over there all by itself, waiting in the wood chipper pile. No one wants it.
Except for YOU! You see its potential!
You address it with more flattering adjectives, like "airy", "light", and "sculptural".
And with just a few well-chosen ornaments and a single strand of lights, you know it can be transformed into a tree that will stand proud!
[Cue sad Sarah McLachlan music]
Go ahead. Adopt that tree. Make it feel loved. Show its sad little self how it can be your family's Christmas star!