Christmas tree, real or artificial?

huge christmas trees - usually our tree is about 6 foot tall. these trees in wyoming are probably 50 foot tall. they remind me of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, where they get the tree that is way too big for their living room.
@annieja (590)
United States
November 29, 2006 10:57am CST
will you have a real tree or an artificial tree this year for Christmas? when i was growing up we always had an artificial one. now every year, we go to the tree farm, pick out a tree and cut it down and bring it home. there is nothing better than a fresh cut pine or fir tree. they smell just wonderful.
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@Jetdanet (1032)
• Portugal
1 Dec 06
Artificial, because its just stupid and so evil cutting trees in that massive way just to a person use it for Xmas shallowly. There would be better purposes and uses to that trees i guess.
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@annieja (590)
• United States
1 Dec 06
i respect your opinion, but what do you think those plastic trees do to the environment when people get rid of them?
• United States
30 Nov 06
we have an artificial tree ive never had a real one, but id like to some day
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@annieja (590)
• United States
1 Dec 06
you should try to get a real tree sometime. if you go to a christmas tree farm, you can pick out your perfect size.
@ralevi (1887)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I would have a real tree
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@annieja (590)
• United States
30 Nov 06
on your real christmas tree, what types of decorations do you put up. my decorations have the country style.
@babs0818 (1192)
• United States
29 Nov 06
It has to be a real tree...I don't like the artifical one..the look so fake and don't smell good...all I can remember is always having a real tree.
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@annieja (590)
• United States
29 Nov 06
i agree with you. sometimes though, the artificial tree is more convenient and less messy.
@leilani47 (780)
• United States
29 Nov 06
We got our christmas tree the day after thanksgiving. We get a real tree every year. I love the smell of fresh pine tree.
@annieja (590)
• United States
29 Nov 06
we usually go the day after thanksgiving too. this year my significant other had to work.
@leilani47 (780)
• United States
29 Nov 06
REAL CHRISTMAS TREE - REAL CHRISTMAS TREE
We got our christmas tree the day after thanksgiving. We get a real tree every year. I love the smell of fresh pine tree.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
We've always had an artificial tree. My dad bought our first one the day after I was born (in 1976) and had it set up when my mom came home from the hospital. I had to stay and it really upset her. We used that same tree until I was 19 and my mom always set it up the day after my birthday (I was born on Dec. 13) when we were little. The tree finally fell apart and my dad got a really expensive nice one to replace it. It is sitting in storage at my dad's for when me and my husband get our own house. It is too big for our little apartment. We bought a cheap (like $20) tree from Wal-mart for now. It is tall and skinny so fits in our little living room. It is a sad looking tree. Reminds me of the Peanuts Christmas special, lol. Not sure if I want to put it up with the baby in the house. I have a feeling she will knock it down because it isn't as stable as the big tree was.
@annieja (590)
• United States
30 Nov 06
that is so cool. such memories of a christmas tree. that is what christmas should be all about. yes, i remember the days when my kids were little, we could only put ornaments and light half way down on the tree. lol on the charlie brown tree. that movie was just on tv night before last.
• United States
30 Nov 06
I was lucky with the older 3. We didn't have too many problems with the tree. My oldest was 6 months old her first Christmas but wasn't very interested in the tree. I boxed it in with the sofa and chair so only a small portion was reachable by her and we put pillows in front of that to keep her away (she wasn't crawling yet). The other two were 2 months and 1 month at Christmas so no problems. The toddler years were hard and I had to put all the breakable ones up high or on the back (by the window) because my son would climb onto the arms of the sofa and chair to reach stuff, lol. But they learned quick to leave it alone. The baby will be 8 1/2 months old and already she is into everything. I am constantly telling her "no" and taking stuff away from her. Maybe I should just get a table top one and put it on my sewing desk to keep it out of her reach.
@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
30 Nov 06
real usally a couple days before the 24th
@annieja (590)
• United States
30 Nov 06
most of the time, we've went to pick one up right after thanksgiving. this year, we still have not got ours yet. maybe this weekend we can pick out our tree.
@Pici0274 (558)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I love the smell of a real tree but I will have an artificial tree this year.
@annieja (590)
• United States
30 Nov 06
i think one year i found evergreen spray. i remember i loved it so much, i bought like three cans. maybe you should spray your artificial tree with evergreen spray, so you can have the same effect as a real tree.
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
30 Nov 06
We will have a artifical tree this year.
@annieja (590)
• United States
30 Nov 06
do you ever shop the after Christmas sales for new decorations? i do every year. it is nice to get new decorations and save quite a bit of money.
@mikeyaxe (723)
• India
29 Nov 06
welll its too hard to get a real christmas tree over here in india......but ill still prefer that only
@annieja (590)
• United States
30 Nov 06
my sister lives in Arizona, where it is hard to get live trees too. sometimes they just decorate palm trees.
• United States
30 Nov 06
I would love a real tree, however they are high maintenance....lol also we have 2 male dogs and I think they would think we brought their bathroom inside for htem...lol My company sells a wonderful candle called Christmas Pine and I sell ALOT Of these this time of year to people who want that pine smell w/o the mess of a real tree.
@Pici0274 (558)
• United States
30 Nov 06
A real tree.
@momto2b2g (217)
• United States
30 Nov 06
We have had both over the years. The last few years it's been a fake tree. I love real ones tho. I love the way they smell. But, sad to say, it will be a fake one again this year.