Real or Artificial?

@snowy22315 (38201)
United States
November 19, 2017 1:04pm CST
Do you have strong feelings about your Christmas tree? I used to use a live tree when my son was young..but have had artificial for the last several years. I have plenty of evergreen type trees around the property..but as I mentioned in a previous post..I am not thrilled with the idea of killing a tree..I wish I could figure out how to keep it alive, but I had a living tree in the past and it died. I was talking to someone about it..and they said..they always die!! Real or artificial..what does it for you?
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• United States
19 Nov
I love living trees best..I have not had one at all ever. The only living trees in my life were when I was a child in my childhood home. Here in this dang apartment, I have a funny artificial tree. I say funny becoz it seems to be off kilter, but hey it works.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
When my roommate was here he accused me of having a Charlie Brown tree..
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• Bridgton, Maine
19 Nov
My grandfather often had a Charlie Brown tree. My mother and I would tease him about it.
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• United States
19 Nov
@JudyEv (108505)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov
Vince likes a real one but often we're either not around to enjoy it or not around to get one. I have one I made and I'm pretty happy with that. I made it when Vince was away. I'll add a photo of it before it gets decorated. I completely cover it with tinsel. The holes make it easy to attach any ornaments I might want to add.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
20 Nov
Yes, you will have to show it when it is decorated.
@NJChicaa (33346)
• United States
19 Nov
We haven't had a tree in several years but when we do get one, it is a real one.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
No tree?
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
@NJChicaa Oh, I hope you can get one!
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@jaboUK (52056)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
Like you, we had real ones in the past, but now artificial is better. No trees killed and no pine needles on the floor.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
Yes, when you have a real tree it seems you are finding pine needles for six months.
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@jaboUK (52056)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
@snowy22315 Ain't that the truth?.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
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@BelleStarr (35003)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
I have had artificial for the last 45 years. A few years of real was quite enough for me.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
20 Nov
right,
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@BelleStarr (35003)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Nov
@snowy22315 The last one we cut ourselves and when we brought it home and put it in the holder, it went sideways lol worst experience of my life not to mention the needles.
@Courtlynn (58566)
• United States
19 Nov
We can only have fake where we live, so that's all we've ever had. But my boyfriend had a real tree the first few years we were together and i hated smwlling it all the time and the pines falling off onto the floor
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
That's the problem, if you put it up too early, it will dry out and lose needles.
@Courtlynn (58566)
• United States
19 Nov
@snowy22315 he never did it early. Just about 5 days before christmas but he kept it up til new years.
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@UncleJoe (9234)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
21 Nov
With just the two of us, we leave our tree up year-round. We have had this one for over 10 years. But, I think next time we should buy an artificial one. They are less messy than ours.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
21 Nov
maybe so
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@pitsipeahie (1453)
20 Nov
Never had a living tree ever. It has always been artificial ones for us.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
20 Nov
YOu should try a real one some time.
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@marlina (66668)
• Canada
19 Nov
I grew up in a house which always had a real Christmas tree. My Dad used to go to his brother's farm and chop one down.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
Real ones are neat.
• Bridgton, Maine
19 Nov
Is it true that having a real Christmas tree inside your house or apartment can be a fire hazard?
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
Yes, but most people are careful.
• Bridgton, Maine
19 Nov
I've always gone with artificial Christmas trees. The last few years I've put together the tree outside on my back deck. It looks so cool when snow covers it.
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@snowy22315 (38201)
• United States
19 Nov
Oh I bet it does! I haven't actually had a real tree for years..
@Shellyann36 (8554)
• United States
20 Nov
I love having a real tree but we use an artificial one every year. Something is going on with the tree farms here in NC. I just missed it on the news the other night. Somehow or another we are low on real trees. Real trees cause our allergies to get in a twist so we keep things simple with a fake one!
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