Thread: Real Christmas Tree VS Fake Christmas Tree

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    • 8 years 8 months ago
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    It varies. I don't really care. I used to but not anymore
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    I'm like Kevin McAllister from Home Alone, I'm a Christmas tree fanboy.
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    Does it really make a difference? It's just something to decorate and put presents under.
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    Yeah, I guess that's true. But I donno, I just think having a real Christmas tree is more in the Christmas spirit or something. I can't explain. And I'm a health freak/environmentalist, aha.
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    I think being more in the Christmas spirit means you're a better person and don't steal old lady's desserts. It happened to my nana at church.
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    Fake is easier to maintain yes I'll give you that. But then you have to worry about storing it and boxing it up and putting it together too. My mother bought a fake tree after my dad passed away and I was supposed to put it together. Yeah I loved get poked in the eye by a metal rod with fake needles. Or having it snap off when trying to get it into the whole lol. But yeah true some people prefer it if that's how they grew up. Nostalgia and what not so I grew up with real and that's what my kids are now getting and have got since I have had my own family.
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    Haha, what??? Someone stole her dessert?!?!
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    I would MUCH rather have a real tree than an artificial one. There is nothing like the look, smell, and feel of a real Christmas tree. If you shake all the dead needles off before even bringing it into your house, the mess you'll have to vacuum after New Year's is minimal. Fake trees are easier to maintain? No they aren't. At least, not if you want them to last. You have to be careful when taking the lights and ornaments off to not ruin the branches, and when taking it apart, and even putting it into the box. fake trees are also a PAIN IN THE ASS to set up. Especially the bigger ones. Putting it together, shaping the branches to make it look real, etc etc. Real tree: Trim a few branches, decorate, water a few times while it's up, after the holidays yank all the stuff off, throw it away and you're done!

    If you have cats, get them a damn scratching post, they won't mess with the tree. I had a real tree and 2 cats, they did not touch the tree at all. Just in case they did though, I anchored it to the wall with a wire so it wouldn't get knocked over. No problems.

    I also think it's stupid to spend $400 on an artificial tree (which is what you have to spend to get a decent looking one that doesn't look like it is made of pipe cleaners) when a real one only costs $30. You can buy 10 real Christmas trees for the price one ONE nice artificial one, and how many people are going to keep an artificial tree for longer than 10-15 years? That pretty much makes the cost argument invalid. Allergies? They have trees that are grown specifically for people with allergies.

    I think the bottom line is that it's just a matter of preference.
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    Quote by darthmunk
    Haha, what??? Someone stole her dessert?!?!


    Yeah!! My nana is a nice Catholic woman who never bothers no one. She bought her annual nut roll from the church and left it near her purse while she was singing in the choir. After practice, she went to go pick it up and it was stolen so she is out a nut roll.
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    Meh, we've had a "fake" tree for eighteen years, and I'm fine with it. It's so much easier than having to find a new real tree every year, that only will lose its needles unless you water it.
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    Quote by piercedsphynx
    I would MUCH rather have a real tree than an artificial one. There is nothing like the look, smell, and feel of a real Christmas tree. If you shake all the dead needles off before even bringing it into your house, the mess you'll have to vacuum after New Year's is minimal. Fake trees are easier to maintain? No they aren't. At least, not if you want them to last. You have to be careful when taking the lights and ornaments off to not ruin the branches, and when taking it apart, and even putting it into the box. fake trees are also a PAIN IN THE ASS to set up. Especially the bigger ones. Putting it together, shaping the branches to make it look real, etc etc. Real tree: Trim a few branches, decorate, water a few times while it's up, after the holidays yank all the stuff off, throw it away and you're done!

    If you have cats, get them a damn scratching post, they won't mess with the tree. I had a real tree and 2 cats, they did not touch the tree at all. Just in case they did though, I anchored it to the wall with a wire so it wouldn't get knocked over. No problems.

    I also think it's stupid to spend $400 on an artificial tree (which is what you have to spend to get a decent looking one that doesn't look like it is made of pipe cleaners) when a real one only costs $30. You can buy 10 real Christmas trees for the price one ONE nice artificial one, and how many people are going to keep an artificial tree for longer than 10-15 years? That pretty much makes the cost argument invalid. Allergies? They have trees that are grown specifically for people with allergies.

    Agreed!

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    Quote by darthmunk
    Haha, what??? Someone stole her dessert?!?!


    Yeah!! My nana is a nice Catholic woman who never bothers no one. She bought her annual nut roll from the church and left it near her purse while she was singing in the choir. After practice, she went to go pick it up and it was stolen so she is out a nut roll.

    That's terrible! And who steals nut rolls? lol Jeez.
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    • 8 years 8 months ago
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    It probably depends on where you live. I grew up in the rural northeast where trees are cheap and plentiful so we always had a real tree. But I imagine those who live in cities or other parts of the country real trees would have been too expensive and fake would have been the better option.

    They were only around $12 to $15 if I remember correctly when I was growing up in the 90s.
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    They are like 40 bucks out here in Guam and it's humid and hotter than hell here. My husband insisted on getting a real one this year and despite it being very well watered, by CHristmas day it was dry as a bone. It was NOT fun getting it out of the house yesterday and setting it on the curb for pick up. It took us quite a while to sweep up that mess lol.
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    I have a fake one..
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    I prefer a real fake tree..... you get to keep it for many years, no watering and no mess when you put it up / take it down
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