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Justin Sytsma
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I work at a local Garden center and just got all of our Fresh cut Christmas trees in. I figured I would do a poll and see who buys what.

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1. What kind of Christmas Tree do you have at your house for Christmas?
Fresh Cut
Artificial
2. If Fresh what kind do you like? (listed are the 7 kinds I sell at my work)
Balsam
White Pine
Frasier
Scotch pine
Concolor
Spruce
Douglas Fir
3. If Artaficial How old is your tree?
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
I don't even remember
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I prefer an artificial tree - that's what I grew up with, and I have no problem with them at all. I dislike the mess real trees make, I hate having to remember to water it and I'm constantly afraid that a real tree is going to burst into flames and burn our house down.

My wife likes real trees.

Want to take a guess how this plays out?
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Drew1365 wrote:
The real answers to your first two questions are "Whatever my wife says." Please include that option. cool


I guess I could have just waited a minute and thumbed your post, instead of posting my own.

Here's a thumb anyway!
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The smell of a real tree can't compare to that of an artificial one, and that is what makes me think of Christmas the most. That being said, though, we've used artificial trees for the last three years, and just bought one that's pre-lit. My PREFERENCE is a real one, but the reality is that an artificial one is much less hassle.
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We have several very nice artificial trees. I like real trees but I am highly allergic and I don't enjoy sneezing throughout the holiday season.
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We stopped getting trees as our cats liked to climb them to much.
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Hm... something that would barely fit into my apartment, things that I have to clean up, and something that needs storage space... I'm passing again this year.

I just have no need for one.
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Verkisto wrote:
The smell of a real tree....



Let me tell you after a month of selling real trees you wouldn't want to smell pine for the rest of your life! As soon as we unloaded the first few trees this morning the smell came crashing back over me like a tidal wave. A year between Christmas isn't enough.
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Real all the way!

And best of all, a junk shop nearby sells real trees for $13 every year. They're not the prettiest trees ever, but the price can't be beat.

As added excitement, every year when I put the tree on my wife's car with no rack, just some twine to hold it down, the guy selling them always says, "uhhhhh...I don't think you should drive like that..." but so far the trees has gotten home OK. It is a short drive, only about a mile.
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Real trees smell nice. And watering the tree is part of the ritual of the holidays!
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Rappak wrote:
things that I have to clean up, and something that needs storage space... I'm passing again this year.

I just have no need for one.
Seconded.
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No tree. They are messy, smelly eyesores that propagate the myths and rituals of antiquity. I can't believe that my local, state, and federal tax dollars pay for such nonsense.
 
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ekted wrote:
No tree. They are messy, smelly eyesores that propagate the myths and rituals of antiquity. I can't believe that my local, state, and federal tax dollars pay for such nonsense.
No no, we don't mean trees outside, in the woods. Yes, they are eyesores and need to be cut or burned down. We mean the cute little ones inside your house!
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wmshub wrote:
ekted wrote:
No tree. They are messy, smelly eyesores that propagate the myths and rituals of antiquity. I can't believe that my local, state, and federal tax dollars pay for such nonsense.
No no, we don't mean trees outside, in the woods. Yes, they are eyesores and need to be cut or burned down. We mean the cute little ones inside your house!

There have never been trees in my house. The ones outside are fine.
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ekted wrote:
propagate the myths and rituals of antiquity.


I like the myths and rituals of antiquity
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We saw a branch off the nearest casuarina and use that.
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Drew1365 wrote:
ekted wrote:
No tree. They are messy, smelly eyesores that propagate the myths and rituals of antiquity. I can't believe that my local, state, and federal tax dollars pay for such nonsense.

Oh. Tell me you're not one of those people who whines every December to get Poinsettias removed from the Capitol building on the grounds that they constitute a violation of the separation clause.

I have no problem with people celebrating Christmas as long as I don't have to pay for it. If we spent 1% as many federal tax dollars on freedom of choice for abortion, the churches would riot.
 
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I have no choice. I must have an artificial tree in the apartment.

Last year, after fighting with my old 3' tree for the last time and breaking off the tippy top, I decided to get a 1' tree instead. Now my ornaments are too big. I'm working on it. But I've got till, oh, I don't know, December 10th or so? I'm in no rush to put up all the Christmas crap. I'll wait till I've got more presents to stick under there. I"ll probably put the little tree on a chair and the prezzies underneath.
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mrbeankc wrote:
We stopped getting trees as our cats liked to climb them to much.


That makes for great Christmas cat photos. My family has lots of those in the old album.
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For the first time ever, we're passing on a tree this year. However, in years past, we have always purchased a live tree. Our favorite has been something called a Grand Fir, which is sort of a hybrid of Douglas and Noble Firs. They last forever, and have great branches for ornaments.
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um, both. blush

We bought an artificial tree for our first christmas. Switched to real trees when we got a house. Every year I would say next year we're getting a cultured tree next year, the branches on the one we have aren't strong enough for my ornaments. Couple of years ago, started putting the artificial one up in the living room and the real one in the family room.

Oh, and the kids have a little mini artificial one too.
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I live in a 450 square foot studio. The best tree for me is artificial, four foot tall pre-strung with lights. If I had a larger space, I would consider getting a real tree. I certainly prefer the look. This year I have to contend with Mary's three foot tree as well. Not sure which tree is going up. I have a slightly crazy idea to do both!
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This is our artificial tree - as decorated a couple of years ago. I like the tacky mis-matched aesthetic.
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Jpwoo wrote:
Real trees smell nice. And watering the tree is part of the ritual of the holidays!


Aah, you have cats as well.
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mrbeankc wrote:
We stopped getting trees as our cats liked to climb them to much.


Try little kids instead of cats, works even better
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