After some considerable thought during work, decided only course for action was to replace currently decorated tree, largely lopsided, with other half's tree, quite superior in every way. This unfortunately required discussion with Mrs Payne on possibility of removing decorations from old tree, and putting them on new tree. Great deal of huffing commenced upon this, however eventually Mrs Payne agreed.
Having put lunch to rest, left Mrs Payne with job of removing decorations. Can hear grumbling from office.