Oh I'm so slow! I was planning on taking the e from the alphabet - just checked in to find the entire alphabet has been completed! May I take the E second time around please Theresa? Happy Birthday btw!
To me the main focus on the Christmas page are the embellishments and not the photos. I think get your photos back to colour and ditch the Christmas tree etc. Eden's words are wise - if you have room to spread your photos over several pages do that too.
I've done a few photo books now and it requires completely different skills to scrap booking single pages. Stick with it kiddo and you'll get there.