Real Christmas Tree or Fake?

24 Dec

It’s Christmas Eve and most of us are cozied up to a fire someplace drinking eggnog, roasting chestnuts and watching It’s a Wonderful Life on television.

But I figured maybe there were a few hard core bloggers who instead are cruising online this evening, with nothing to do.

Below you’ll find a poll: Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree sitting in your living room (family room, kitchen, rec room, bedroom, bathroom, etc.)?

Growing up we always had a real Christmas tree, and it looked great and smelled great too. We had a lot of fun listen to my father cursing as he attempted to get the tree straight in the stand.

The downside of a real tree is you have to water it regularly so it doesn’t become a fire hazard, and prevent Fido from drinking the water. There’s also the issue of needles all over the floor.

After I was married, we decided on an artificial tree. It’s picture perfect, stands straight in its plastic stand, no cursing or watering needed. Nowadays artificials even come with their own lights, a feature my hubby was thrilled about. For the pleasure of no falling needles, you have to sacrifice the smell. But you can always spray it with pine-scented Glade. What’s a little phthalates between friends? (Oops. Maybe that’s why it took us so long to have kids.) Anyway, you can’t beat the convenience of artificial anything.

2 Responses to “Real Christmas Tree or Fake?”

  1. mapelba December 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    We have a real tree because my husband wants to carry on the tradition he grew up with. Also we live in a small apartment and have no room to store an artificial tree from year to year. But I’m not a fan of the clean up.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon December 30, 2011 at 9:19 am #

      Storage, I never thought of that, good point. I’ll bet your apartment smells divine!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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