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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:34:45 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
Fake for me.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:35:33 AM PST
Fake....have used one for years...

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:38:21 AM PST
SMH says:
Fake. Unless you're actually going out to the woods to find and cut down your own. If you're just going to a local tree lot you might as well just buy a fake tree. There is no "experience" there.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:40:32 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Yours is SUPER fake. I've seen that tree you've got. It's festive, but there's no way people would mistake it for real flora.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:44:44 AM PST
FOGE says:
You must have a big cat

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:48:12 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
Fake plastic trees? No sir, I don't like it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:49:07 AM PST
FOGE says:
Im not a Radiohead fan either.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:50:43 AM PST
DVvM says:
I strongly prefer real trees. I'd rather have no tree than a fake one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:57:28 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
You want your altars to the spirit of giving to be as authentic as possible, eh?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:58:48 AM PST
first world problems

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:59:50 AM PST
YIGT says:
I like the economics of a fake tree. I got one a few years back for 80 bucks on sale. If i go buy a real tree its 50-60 bucks for a small to medium sized one its a waste. If i have money to just throw away i would but not right now.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:00:28 AM PST
FOGE says:
Does anyone do a Portal tree? Get a fake one and have half of it sticking through the ground upside down with an orange ring of lights. Then attach the top to the ceiling or side of a wall with a blue ring of lights around it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:01:20 AM PST
real trees are 50 bucks?!?
dang that's expensive

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:02:30 AM PST
DVvM says:
I also live like 15 minutes away from a half-dozen tree farms, and these things are cheap if you wait until the week before Christmas (which I normally do).

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:02:40 AM PST
UnderDogs says:
Real for me. I grew up with a fake and once I met my wife and we bought a house together and have been cutting our own tree down ever since. Now with two kids 3yr, 1yr and one on the way it's an awesome experience going out and cutting one down with them. My 3 yr old got down there and helped cut this year with me so that was really cool.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:04:02 AM PST
Britt K says:
I've had both real and fake trees. Equal hassle with getting the tree and putting it up, the only advantage the fake ones have is that they don't shed their needles near as much as real trees. For us newly-married types with very little extra money, investing in a fake that'll last a few years makes more sense. I do miss going out and cutting down a tree with my folks, though

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:04:40 AM PST
DVvM says:
I find the fake trees to be kinda tacky, honestly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:05:34 AM PST
freakin tree snob, you're the worst kind, it's a disgrace

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:09:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 11:11:52 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
I'd say having a real tree is equivalent to handwriting a letter and mailing it to a friend - nowadays it's more of a quaint little throwback mostly valued for its charm and authenticity. I prefer the quicker and easier e-mails and pre-lit Christmas trees.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:23:47 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
And the old traditional way just feels more special, whether it's a handwritten letter or a real Christmas tree.

From going out to pick/cut the tree to prepping it to waiting for it to unfold to enjoying the smell, it just makes it feel that much more Christmas-y.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:27:47 AM PST
DVvM says:
I think ritual is important in these things. Tradition, even when there's not a good rational justification for it, is the glue that holds society together.

So even if you like ham more than turkey, you cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Even if you like red more than green, you wear Green on St. Patrick's Day, etc.

I personally attempt to celebrate as many holidays as I can.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:30:35 AM PST
So now you are celebrating Christmas better than others?
*facepalm*

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:31:54 AM PST
DVvM says:
Yes, my celebrations are the best celebrations. You just wish you were invited to them.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:36:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 11:38:20 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
We had a real tree maybe 1/3rd of the time while growing up, so that experience doesn't register as a nostalgic tradition for me. We had plenty of other Christmas traditions, of course, but the specific kind of tree we put up each year wasn't one of them, so it simply doesn't hold that same value for me.

I've never considered fake ones to be tacky, though. Well...maybe those retro silver ones...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 11:42:43 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
You want me to put a tree where? In my house? You have gone mad!
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