Thread: Real Christmas Tree VS Fake Christmas Tree

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    • 8 years 11 months ago
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    Which do you use and which do you prefer? (Some people use fake ones but prefer real ones)

    I personally HATE fake Christmas trees, I have never used one in my entire life. Most people argue that fake trees are better because there's no mess. SO WHAT?! If a real tree drops some needles, is it that hard to pull out the vacuum for a few minutes? No. It's totally worth it. Some people are too lazy these days. I once helped someone put up their fakes tree and it seriously took way longer and was way harder than putting up a real one. My parents bought a fake tree last year and I took it apart, put it back in the box, and brought it back.

    Read this:
    All artificial Christmas trees contain polyvinyl chloride. According to the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, PVC creates and disperses dioxins, which include the most toxic chemical known to man. These dioxins disperse into the air, causing a potential risk for cancer, damaging immune functions, and impairing children's development. They are also terrible for the environment as they can not decompose like real trees do. For every single real tree that is cut down and sold, many new seeds are planted. So when you don't buy a real tree, you are killing several of them yourself. Real trees also filter the air in your house, which is the opposite of what a fake tree does. Be smart this year.
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    • 8 years 11 months ago
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    Real christmas trees. My family buys locally from family owned farms so I know Im helping the economy! Local economies, thats how we fix the deficit.
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    Fake. Its easier to maintain. And I'm not pissing money away each year.
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    I prefer to have a real fake one.
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    We have a Fake Christmas Tree up right now for Christmas.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Fake. Its easier to maintain. And I'm not pissing money away each year.

    Those are the two main reasons people use artificial trees. But they're not really easier to maintain, there's no difference. Sure, you may have to vacuum up some needles but that's not a big deal and most people vacuum all the time anyway. The fake tree we had last year for a few days dropped more needles than a real one... And if you buy a real one locally and not from a store, you are helping the economy. If you don't care about that, you can go cut one down. That's what I'd do if I had no money. I would never resort to using a fake tree. A fake tree = a fake Christmas.
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    I have a fake one, but I still use it because it's been in our family for years.
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    Quote by darthmunk
    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Fake. Its easier to maintain. And I'm not pissing money away each year.

    Those are the two main reasons people use artificial trees. But they're not really easier to maintain, there's no difference. Sure, you may have to vacuum up some needles but that's not a big deal and most people vacuum all the time anyway. The fake tree we had last year for a few days dropped more needles than a real one... And if you buy a real one locally and not from a store, you are helping the economy. If you don't care about that, you can go cut one down. That's what I'd do if I had no money. I would never resort to using a fake tree. A fake tree = a fake Christmas.


    The tree I have, hasn't dropped anything. And as for helping the economy, you can do that in other ways. Like actually spending money on gifts for loved ones. And there are many reason to get a fake tree. Like for people with allergies. Or people who own cats. Cats love climbing and scratching a real tree. So, quit pushing forward a false notion that you're helping the economy by buying a real tree. You're also helping the economy by buying a fake tree.
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    Quote by darthmunk

    Read this:
    All artificial Christmas trees contain polyvinyl chloride. According to the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, PVC creates and disperses dioxins, which include the most toxic chemical known to man. These dioxins disperse into the air, causing a potential risk for cancer, damaging immune functions, and impairing children's development. They are also terrible for the environment as they can not decompose like real trees do. For every single real tree that is cut down and sold, many new seeds are planted. So when you don't buy a real tree, you are killing several of them yourself. Real trees also filter the air in your house, which is the opposite of what a fake tree does. Be smart this year.


    What Bristish and/or liberal scientist an/or doctor posted THAT? Anyway, yes I have a fake tree. It is a 1991 tree from Handy Andy's Hardware (remember them?). Yes, we prefer the fake tree becuase it is easier to maintain, can be used year after year, and isn't dangerous because it won't catch fire if it is underwatered and there is a short on one of the light strings.
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    • 8 years 11 months ago
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    No. You're not helping the economy by giving money to retail stores and huge franchises. Helping the economy is buying stuff from LOCALLY OWNED businesses, people who make their own stuff! Like Farmer's markets. Also, cats like fake trees too, lol. Anything that they can grab, they will.

    But I guess I can understand that if you had a fake tree in the family for years, it would be more of a nostalgia thing which I am all for! That's partly the reason why I hate them, I've always had a real tree my whole life. But it is true that artificial trees are unhealthy and may be causing harm that you don't even know about until years later. And there have been tests done that prove that fake trees burn more than real trees.
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    Quote by darthmunk
    No. You're not helping the economy by giving money to retail stores and huge franchises. Helping the economy is buying stuff from LOCALLY OWNED businesses, people who make their own stuff! Like Farmer's markets. Also, cats like fake trees too, lol. Anything that they can grab, they will.

    But I guess I can understand that if you had a fake tree in the family for years, it would be more of a nostalgia thing which I am all for! That's partly the reason why I hate them, I've always had a real tree my whole life. But it is true that artificial trees are unhealthy and may be causing harm that you don't even know about until years later. And there have been tests done that prove that fake trees burn more than real trees.


    You do realize I run a local comic shop. I know something about the economy. As long as people are spending money, the economy keeps going. Thats how it works. Its not like there's a special money for local business and huge franchises. And real trees can be unhealthy for some people as well. Everything is harmful to people, not just fake trees.
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    Okay well then instead of saying it helps the economy, I should have said it helps locally owned business'. And yeah, real trees can be bad for people with allergies but at least they won't cause cancer and make babies retarded, lol.
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    I haven't put one in years ever since my first apartment. Maybe this time I'll put a real one cause of the fresh aroma/fragrance.
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    Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
    I haven't put one in years ever since my first apartment. Maybe this time I'll put a real one cause of the fresh aroma/fragrance.


    Just get some Pine-Sol for that action.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
    I haven't put one in years ever since my first apartment. Maybe this time I'll put a real one cause of the fresh aroma/fragrance.


    Just get some Pine-Sol for that action.


    Thats solely for the bathroom.... or might as well put the tree near the toilet hehe.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    Quote by darthmunk
    No. You're not helping the economy by giving money to retail stores and huge franchises. Helping the economy is buying stuff from LOCALLY OWNED businesses, people who make their own stuff! Like Farmer's markets. Also, cats like fake trees too, lol. Anything that they can grab, they will.

    But I guess I can understand that if you had a fake tree in the family for years, it would be more of a nostalgia thing which I am all for! That's partly the reason why I hate them, I've always had a real tree my whole life. But it is true that artificial trees are unhealthy and may be causing harm that you don't even know about until years later. And there have been tests done that prove that fake trees burn more than real trees.


    You do realize I run a local comic shop. I know something about the economy. As long as people are spending money, the economy keeps going. Thats how it works. Its not like there's a special money for local business and huge franchises. And real trees can be unhealthy for some people as well. Everything is harmful to people, not just fake trees.



    Debris' has a point. If you think about it. If a Walmart went out of business, hundreds in town would be out of work. If it was a local owned place? Maybe a dozen. So the economy would suffer more if the big business shut down. The only bad thing about big business is forming monopolies and controlling prices.


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    Fake.

    Unlike my natural charm and sex appeal which is all too real.
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    real
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    I've always wanted to have one of those classic, old fashioned Christmas' where you go out and chop a tree down yourself but it just hasn't happened yet. Anyone ever go and get their own tree?
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    Real all the way. It's strictly the smell for me. It's not Christmas unless the house smells like a fresh tree. You can't replicate that smell from any spray can. Fake trees actually depress me a little bit, as do strings of all white Christmas lights. Christmas needs color!
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