Do you have a fake or real tree at Christmas?

United States
December 21, 2006 8:15am CST
I miss having a real tree at Christmas time. How many of you have a real tree or have gone from a real tree to a fake one now? I burn a wonderful pine scent candle to bring the smell into the house but it's just not the same!!!
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@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
i don't think there are pine trees growing in the philippines. so usually philippine houses have fake pine trees as our christmas tree. i have never seen a pine tree and from your discussion it seems that real pine trees have nice smell.
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• United States
22 Dec 06
I never really thought of that. You don't have evergreens there? Hmmmm... can't believe I didn't really think about that one! lol Thanks!
@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
24 Dec 06
I am a Muslim and live in Pakistan. We people in Pakistan celebrate our Eid means Christmas on 1st january, 2007. Merry Christmas to u!!!!!!!! May u enjoy tomorrow!!!!!!!!! I never have fake or real christmas tree at my home bcuz i am n't christan. Anyhow, again merry christmas to u!!!!!!!!!!!!
• United States
25 Dec 06
Thanks! And thank you for sharing!!!!
@aimee750 (1117)
• United States
22 Dec 06
I have a fake tree because my son is allergic to real trees. I kinda miss the real trees but this is so much easier.
• United States
23 Dec 06
It's odd how many people are allergic to the trees!
• United States
22 Dec 06
I don't have my decorations up yet..I hope to do this ..sometime today: MERRY CHRISTMAS:)+
• United States
22 Dec 06
Get that bootie moving!!! lol
@Hemant83 (1282)
• India
22 Dec 06
yes i ahave a real one tree of christmas in my garden.. little but beautiful.. i feeling lucky to have it.. wishing you and your family a very happy christmas and have a nice day, take care.
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• United States
22 Dec 06
Thank you!! Same to you, have a great holiday season and a very happy new year!!!
• United States
22 Dec 06
I grew up with a fake tree. I really never knew why. My mom used to say it was because of allergies. I now understand that. I tried a real tree one time. I couldn't believe the mess, not to mention the problems I had with my allergies. I have severe allergies but I wanted to try it. With the fake tree all I have to worry about is the cats messing with it. No needles to vacumn up in July, no disposal issues, no sap on my hands for days, no watering, and no allergy problems.
• United States
22 Dec 06
lol.. I understand completely! My cats are always climbing the tree.. I cannot imagine the CATastrophes I'd have if it were real!!!!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
21 Dec 06
With my family it changes from year to year as sometimes we have a real tree and sometimes we have a fake one. I like having a real christmas tree as I feel it really brings out the holiday more.
• United States
22 Dec 06
My sister does that too. But she also has a husband to lug it in and out and chop the bottom to fit and such. With being a single mom I knew I couldn't do that myself so gave up on the real one. I'd prefer a real one for sure.. but I don't really mind the fake now.
@BittyBiddy (2903)
• Ireland
21 Dec 06
I have a fake tree because I hate cleaning up the pine needles from the real tree. The only problem is now the fake tree is shedding its needles. It thinks it's a real tree.
• United States
22 Dec 06
Me too.. hate the needles.. but love the smell.
• United States
21 Dec 06
We have a real tree. My husband only will get real trees, he hates fake trees with a passion. It would be easier for me to get a fake tree, but I would have to find a good one. But my husband says no no no. lol
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• United States
22 Dec 06
hey... as long as hubby puts it up and fights with getting it straight... why complain! lol
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
21 Dec 06
we usally have a real tree, but this year we dont have a tree at all.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
ahhh... you said you're going out of town so didn't get one this year, right?
@cr1st1nel (3567)
• Romania
29 Dec 06
All the years before this i have customed to go on the hill with my father and chop one Christmas Tree but this year, we have decided to make work more easier to buy an artificially one. Good luck and i hope that the next year i will have a natural Christmas Tree!
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• Philippines
26 Dec 06
we have a big fake one
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@AJEESH1 (373)
• India
24 Dec 06
no sorry i dont have a christmas tree.
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• Ireland
21 Dec 06
I used to use a real tree, but now I have changed to using a fake tree. I miss the lovely pine smell of the real tree, but they are so messy and the needles tend to get stuck in the carpet. It is also a problem trying to dispose of them when the Christmas season is over so for now, I will continue to use my fake tree. I must admit though, it looks rather nice.
• India
21 Dec 06
christmas tree - christmas tree
We had a real christmas tree in year 2005. and I am continuing with it:)
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I grew up with fake trees. My husband grew up with real trees. The first couple years that we were married we had a real tree. Then once we had kids and pets, we changed to a fake tree. It's much easier to deal with throughout the season and after.