There are few things more evocative of Christmas spirit than the little sad tree from the Carlie Brown Christmas Special. Putting it on a star is giving it the respect it deserves.
The best thing about these cookies to me is the fact that they didn't turn over all the M&Ms to make them plain red. I see this as a sign of smart priorities. Just jam the chocolates on there as fast as you can because the sooner they're done, the sooner we can eat them!