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Real or Artificial

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Drip, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    OK, so I may be a tad early for some. Don't know what to get this season, a real Christmas tree or an artificial Christmas tree. Don't have youngsters to worry about so I'm leaning more toward artificial.
    Will others face a similar problem?
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I find tinsel distracting.
  3. joe

    joe Active Member

    I really thought this would be about something else.
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    get a fake tree with lights already on it. you'll be glad you did.

    on a related note, my first xmas tree on my own was real, a cheap scotch pine from the local nursery. i got sick the first of december and it turned into pneumonia that had me bed ridden for quite a while. as a result, i quit watering the tree but kept it up until the end of february because i was too weak to take decorations off and toss it in the garbage. when i finally did trash it, that sucker was as green as the day i bought it and lost very, very few needles, even when dragging it to the dumpster.
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    We've got an artificial tree. Easy to set up, almost no mess, looks great. Sure, it doesn't smell like a real tree and that may be a factor for some, but not us.
  6. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    that's why glade makes xmas candles
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    We've got one with lights already on it. Saves a lot of time.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    You can buy some oil or something to put on the artificial tree to smell like a real one. Completely not worth it to me. I always have good plug-in scents or candles burning anyway.
  9. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Oh, trees.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    That thread would be useless without pictures.
  11. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I will never, ever, ever be a fake tree person. Ever.

    You can make all the arguments about the environment, the clean up, the ease, the smell, whatever, but fake trees are like blasphemy to me. If you like them, or have to have them because of some building code or allergies or whatever, that's your business.

    But I find them to be evil. And fake tree "pushers" can meet me in the parking lot where I will deliver an eggnog-soaked beating.

    Nothing personal.
  12. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    Get the pole out of the crawlspace.
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