OMG, I'm still posting! Eight days in a row! When have I ever managed that?
Here's the verse clue for December 8:
See me from a distance
And I look as soft as fur
But touch my top, for instance,
And I'll poke you like a burr.
Don't fret about the way I itch
Just dress me up with lights
And garlands, balls, assorted kitch
In reds and greens and whites
I love it when you ooh and aah
When I am lit, you see,
And keep the kiddos filled with awe
When they sleep under... me.
What am I?
(Day 7's answer: Poinsettia.)