Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Real or Fake?



Last weekend, Susan and I dragged our Christmas decorations out of the basement and gave our home that festive holiday feel. Of course, it's 60 degrees outside without a hint of snow in the forecast. Ever year we've hosted our Adopt-A-Family Holiday Party there's been a decent amount of snow on the ground. That was until last year. Based upon a quick glimpse at the long-term weather, it appears the grass will be green in 2012.

On the topic of the holidays, I wanted to ask if everyone has a preference regarding Christmas trees. Do you decorate a real tree or put up an artificial tree? As far back as I can recall, my family always had a fake tree. Susan and I have a pre-lit artificial tree. Yes, we add more lights to it.

What's your tree preference?

And yes, that is a Star Wars ornament in our tree.


Tags:  holidays
8 Comments
RickMonday
Considering my real tree falls down at least once every two years, I am considering going with fake
RickMonday   Monday, December 3, 2012
hawkwolf
If my lovely wife weren't allergic to to a live tree we would have a real tree every year; however, we learned many years ago that for the long term benefits we are better off with an artificial tree.
BeanCounter37   Monday, December 3, 2012
dazedpink
I prefer real, but we always travel during the holidays, so we do artificial. Also allows us to keep them up (yes, them--this year we have 3!!) from the day after Thanksgiving to the weekend after New Years.
Jules   Monday, December 3, 2012
billpearch
Three trees? Do explain.
Bill Pearch   Monday, December 3, 2012
dazedpink
7.5 foot tree in the living room--decorated in only pink and green (this has been my dream for years, to have a preppy Christmas tree!) 6 foot tree in the foyer, with only peacock ornaments and a 7 foot traditionally decorated tree in the family room.
Jules   Monday, December 3, 2012
girlcarew
I prefer real and was really against fake for a long time. But a few years ago my hubs talked me into it and I must admit that it is delightful to be able to breathe (no allergies to the fake tree).
girlcarew   Monday, December 3, 2012
nheinzel
Steve and I have been married 41 years, and for 41 years we have always gone out and looked for the perfect "real" tree. We found it yesterday in 73 degree temperatures!
!   Tuesday, December 4, 2012
billpearch
Hottest day ever looking for a tree?
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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