Do you have a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? Is it up yet?
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Now we have an artificial tree, but for many years we had to get real b/c that’s what Toby’s family did! It was fun going and picking out the tree, seeing Santa, making an afternoon of it, but I have to say that my fake tree is the best!
Fake. It stays up all year long, so yeah, it’s up already!
My parents get a real one. I’m going to miss that if they ever stop. But I don’t see myself getting a real tree. Maybe it’s one of those things that makes a lot more sense if you have a man around.
We have a fake tree that is the bane of my existence. I grew up with real trees, and have wonderful memories of going to pick one out – even if it WAS just to the charity lot on the corner. I just really enjoyed the whole experience.
But I gave in one year and got this pre-lit tree – to be fair, it’s a nice looking one – with the stipulation that every other year, we’d buy a real tree. That was eight years ago, and we haven’t had a real tree since.
Now I’ve got the tree up, but not lit, because only half those pre-lit lights work. I’ve spent the last two weeks testing and replacing bulbs trying to get the (insert dirty word here) thing to work, and have had no luck yet. I’m close to going and getting regular strings and throwing them up there where the dead lights are!!
A real tree would have been so much easier!!
That’s all we ever did too…picked it out at a tree lot in a parking lot! They don’t have too many Xmas tree farms in CA!
A few of our lights went out right away Laura and we just strung up a really small string of lights and have left it on for the last 3 years so it’s like “pre-lit” anyway.
Real and I don’t think we’ll ever get a fake one. I thought I wanted one, and I thought I had convinced jason of getting a fake one next year. Then we both saw one being put together and both decided that is NOT what we want. The whole tradition of now just the 3 of us going out to cut it down and seeing Santa and the reindeer, those are memories that Bailey will have hopefully forever. We got a different kind this year, it has long needles and I have picked up maybe 5 or 6 needles from the carpet! 🙂
trailers and real trees = NFW!! Artificial and it is up. A little later than usual. I am ready to have it down and for it to be like May!
I have a tiny, little fake-tree. I do want a real one, but I’m gone for half of december most years and there really doesn’t seem to be any point. My parents and sisters houses (the places I’m going for christmas) both have REAL trees.
I never thought I’d EVER get a fake tree either but this is the third year for ours and I’d never go back to a real tree. I was going to say the #1 reason I love it but there’s more than 1 reason. I love that my fingers don’t get bloody and cut up trying to put my stuff on it. I love that when it’s time to take down I don’t get water in a trail all the way to the door. I also really LOVE the way I can hang the ornaments on it. You can move the branches to hang them and I just love that. Instead of hanging them “on” the tree, they are kind of “in” the tree. Does that make sense?? When people say “the way real ones smell,” it makes me want to puke. They only smell like that for maybe a day and no longer so the smell thing doesn’t work for me.
I will also say I never would have gotten a fake tree when the boys were young. I did love the hunt for that perfect tree and the day we spent doing that. Those memories are locked up in my head and they will never leave but now it’s just Paul and I and this just makes the most sense.
I love all those things too Joy! And no sap on my ornaments, or the lights or the garland. No forgetting to water it twice a day. And I love that you can move the branches too! And that the branch will support the ornament. I do love the memories of going to get the tree, but I also remember helping my mom put up our fake tree and I got to help fluff the branches and make it look nice and those are just as great of memories to me.
For a long time, when we first moved into this house, Scott and I would buy real tree’s. One year we got a fake one and have been using it for the last 10 years. Each year we are shocked at how good it looks after we get all the lights and decorations on there. I actually don’t care if it’s real or fake. I’ll take whatever we can afford that year….
we have a fake one. I cant do real trees w/ the boys allergies. Plus if i did my sister wouldn’t be able to come over b/c of her allergies.. plus they are a much bigger hassle than the fake ones.. and yes.. its up!
We have a real one! I will not have a fake tree in my house! I told my husband if we get a fake tree then he gets fake gifts!