Lots of real informative remarks! Love the living room comment. I've been on here long enough that I should have guessed!
The TJ looks like mine one year when I did the same thing - of course, I was living in Miami and the temperature was like 80 degrees. It's a cool 30 degrees in the mountains, so no way I'm riding topless for 3 hours!
We're driving to our mountain house 3 hours away to spend the weekend. On the last day there, we'll go cut down our Christmas tree and drive back home. We've done it before, just not in my JK, it was in my wife's Liberty. It's supposed to snow in certain areas and I wanted to wheel in the snow in my Jeep.
I'm thinking of putting a canvas or nylon tarp over the soft top, wrapping the tree and strapping it down with ratchet straps through the door surrounds. I think the metal soft top frame should hold the weight of the tree. Fingers crossed.
2018 JL Rubicon Unlimited, 6-speed, White
1985 CJ-7, 4-speed, 258 I-6, 3" Springs, 33" BFG AT, Gunmental Gray