1) Set your camera to AV or A mode again
2) Change your f/stop to the lowest number it will go - this lens lets me go to 4.0
3) Then turn on you manual focus (read your manual)
4) Turn your flash off
5) Manually focus (out of focus) until you see bokeh bubbles
You can also leave the focus on automatic and focus on something that is about 5-6 feet in front of the tree. This is the bokeh bubbles you will see on tv.
Now put every button and dial back on your camera that you changed. Put everything back the way you are used to taking pictures because I don't want to get blamed for bad Christmas photos.
Here is my bokeh bubbles with a little texture added for..... I'm not sure..... just because I liked it.
Update on John - He is doing much better today, the adjustment this morning helped a lot and he is moving around much better today. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, we appreciate them all very much.