I am just curious how many people still get a real Christmas tree (Holiday tree?) and how many get fake. I personally still get a real tree because they look nicer and smell like pine not dust.
My parents just sent me a picture of a fake tree they bought, looks pretty damn convincing. If you don't care about the pine smell to put you in the Christmas mood, and you really don't want to water it, go for a fake tree. I for one cannot betray the legitimacy of a good Christmas tree.
@Nexas: Yeah my family used to just put up a fake tree, but when I moved out I figured I would try a real one again. It actually isn't too much work when you just go an pick one up from like Lowes or something, just water it once a day and you are good to go. I tryed getting one from a tree farm one year and that was a hell of a lot of work. That way it's almost not worth it.
@BirdkeeperDan: Wait, they make pre-decorated fake trees now. What is the point of even getting a Christmas tree then.
Also, sorry for not making a poll. Didn't even think about it for some reason.
Well, since I volunteer to sell Christmas trees every year, I also always buy them. Money goes to charity, so whatever.
Also, you can't chainsaw a fake tree, and there is no smell, and carrying a real tree over my shouder makes me feel like a boss.
I ain't gonna carry no plastic tree.
We always had a real tree as a kid but since it became my responsibility, and the gf doesn't care either way, I go with fake - 'cause I am lazy - if anything at all. Usually leave it to the week before at the earliest and last year I just could not be bothered. Always hate the thing as soon as Boxing day (26th for the yanks) and can't wait to see the back of it. Maybe if I ever have kids it will be different. I remember as a kid picking out the tree was the best part.
Fake tree since always. My family initially lived in an apartment, so we always had a fake tree. These days I'm sometimes too lazy to take down the tree, oftentimes staying up till like february or even march. Can't imagine having to clean up a real tree. Fake trees are easier. Unpack, set up. Dismantle, pack up, put in basement for next year. Never grew up with the smell of a real Christmas tree and I doubt I would develop an affinity for that smell at my age. Not worth the trouble I'd say. Looking real was never a concern either. As long as there was a tree, real or fake, that had ornaments and lights on it, it felt like Christmas to me.
A real tree, always. Fake trees look tacky as hell, are pretty obviously fake in almost every case, don't smell like pine and tend to cost a good $150 more than a real tree.
A little more work for cleanup and maintenance, but I don't care, it makes all the difference.
I never got tree, real or fake, when I moved out to my own place. My mother bought me a fake one because she thought a house with no decorations was depressing. She got me the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. the little one that hangs to the side because the little red decoration weighs too much to support. It's pretty awesome.
I live in a a decent sized apartment, but I don't have a lot of room for a huge tree. If I WERE to get a tree (my girlfriend is all about christmas), it would be a short fake one, just because of the size constraints. If I had the room AND the people to appreciate it, I would go real.