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View Poll Results: Do you have a Fake or Real Christmas Tree?
Real 10 28.57%
Fake 23 65.71%
Never had a Christmas Tree 2 5.71%
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I never had a real Christmas Tree.

News, Artificial Christmas trees outnumber real.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- More U.S. residents are putting up fake Christmas trees in their homes than are buying real ones, industry officials say.

This year, about 50 million fake trees will grace living rooms across the country, The Washington Post reported Friday. About 30 million pine and fir trees will be erected.



Read more: Artificial Christmas trees outnumber real - UPI.com

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Old 12-11-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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We have neither at this point...
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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We have neither at this point...
Same here due to lack of space but I prefer a fake one due to easier maintenance.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have a small, 3 foot, fake tree.

The last several years I haven't bothered to put it up.

Instead, I have decorated the outside of the house, and since I can enjoy some of the lights from inside the house, that's good enough for me.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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The last several years I haven't bothered to put it up.

Instead, I have decorated the outside of the house, and since I can enjoy some of the lights from inside the house, that's good enough for me.
Same here. We just finished putting up the garden lights and even wrapped one tree with holiday lanterns, this serves as "the tree." It's a beautiful sight to have at night.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Used to have real trees but got tired of the cost, the mess, and very little "tree" scent.
Now have a "slender" fake tree and also a smaller fiber optic one. I use Yankee, Slatkin or
some other candles for scent, even unlit they can scent a small area.
Don't miss the real tree either....
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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While I love the scent of a real tree, I see no reason to cut down something live plus they're a fire hazard.

We have a 7" fake tree that looks very close to the real thing and once it's all gussied up and lit, it's hard to tell the difference anyway
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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Nice fake tree here. You have to get close to it to tell. No way I'd go through the hassle of a real tree.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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8' Frasier Fir. When you live in a Christmas tree farm area and know owners and workers, you tend to go with the real deal. We put ours up this afternoon, about 30 minutes after it had been cut. To get a fake one that looks as good it would cost more than 10 years worth of cut real ones for me. (hint, I can get potted Frasier firs for under $30... cut ones are much less.)

Living in other area where they ship the trees from here to, I can see fake trees. The "fresh" trees you are buying in Texas were cut, bundled, loaded and shipped a month or more ago here. I wouldn't want one in my house either. I lived in Dallas for a couple years, didn't buy a real one while down there because they were already too dry... plus they were too damn expensive down there.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: bold new city of the south
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When I was little, Dad and I would go to the woods and chop down our own tree.

We get a live one now every year. I have more than a hundred ornaments, some over 60 years old. I like a Blue Spruce. They
have strong limbs for heavy ornaments, smell real nice, and are
a nice blue-green.

My dad always said real people get real trees. It is one of the
few things that I splurge on.
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