Have a Christmas Tree? Real or Artificial?

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  1. 2jaded2care macrumors 6502

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    So, who's got a Christmas Tree? Real or artificial ("realistic" plastic, or pink aluminum)? Small, regular, or movie-theater "Big is More" size? Why?

    Just being nosy. Or avoiding chores. Or both...
     
  2. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Never had a fake and i am never going to get one. Defeats the purpose.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Don't care much for Christmas threes, but if I were to get one it had to be real. Plastic just don't cut it, it's just wrong on so many levels...

    When I want some Christmas decoration I prefer just a simple little holly bouquet or something. Much nicer than dragging a whole friggin' three into the house. You know, there's a reason most threes grow outside... :p
     
  4. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Real. Definitely. Can't beat the smell of pine (without the '-sol') :)
     
  5. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    REAL!!! Plastic is just.... crap.

    For me, has to be 9" tall... has to full. A #1 tree is preferable.
     
  6. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    The woman and I have a fake plastic tree (and a green plastic watering can) purchased from KMart a few years back. It fits in the apartment, and serves us well enough. It's just horrid and kitschy enough to match our Christmas spirit.

    tree.jpg
     
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Gotta be the real deal. Favorite, Blue Spruce. It's both a look and a smell thing.
     

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  8. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    Mine is fake.

    It came pre-lit and looks better than any real tree I have ever seen.
     
  9. njmac macrumors 68000

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    Real tree :)

    Here it is just before we cut it down.
     
  10. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    If I celebrated Christmas I would definitely get a real tree. I love the smell when I go to my christian friends houses during christmas time.
     
  11. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I grew up my entire life with a fake tree. Always thought it was stupid. When I began getting my own tree I went in the complete opposite direction. Not only do I get a real tree now, but I got to 'cut your own' place to pick it out.

    It's much more fun walking through a field and pick out the 'perfect' tree (especially if it's snowing out) than it is to pull the tree out of the basement and put it together.

    xsedrinam - I agree with you - Blue spruce is the way to go!

    Here is a picture from a few years ago (yes, that's a santa hat on top of the tree):
     

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  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    My parents have always had a really nice fake one - my mom always decorates it amazingly. :)

    As for us, we had a little 9' Christmas tree for our apartment, which was a good size - nothing special, but nice. Now that we're moving into our own house though, we'll be shopping around during Boxing Day sales for good deals on bigger, cooler Xmas trees for our house for next year. :cool:
     
  13. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    9 feet isn't little - How much bigger are you going?
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Well, we have vaulted ceilings in our new home, and our old one wasn't very wide, or "full" when it came to the branches, etc. I'd like a fuller, taller, cooler tree - perhaps even one of those funky fiber optic trees! :eek: ;)
     
  15. njmac macrumors 68000

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    Very true. It was perfect on Saturday to pick out our tree. It was snowing, and the kids were given hot apple cider that was cooking over the wood burning stove in the barn. We walked the field until we found the perfect tree. I think it is a blue spruce, but I'm not quite sure.
     
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    im going to have to go with a fake tree bob......cleaning up after a dead tree is a pain.


    Bless
     
  17. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    And you can use fake trees year after year! ;)
     
  18. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    I have never had a fake one. I would just seem weird now to have a fake one.

    I like the way they smell...
    I would post pics like all you cool people with cameras but i dont have one:(
     
  19. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Fake. To hell with the pine stench and sap and needles everywhere.
     
  20. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    4.5' fake dumpy one because we didn't cut a real one down. Maybe next year.
     
  21. Nermal Moderator

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    Same here. Just need to vacuum up the bits of aluminium that drop on the floor afterwards :p
     
  22. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    At my parents house we have three christmas trees, and yes all of them are fake. My parents, and everyone in our family, have the same idea that cutting down [or killing] a tree to have in your house for a couple of weeks is ridiculous.

    But yeah, three trees all fake.
     
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  24. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    we get the cheapest tree available on december 23rd.

    that is how my family rolls.
    Heck yea!
     

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