November 30, 2008

Christmas trees

Real or artificial? Discuss.

Posted by LMC at November 30, 2008 06:08 PM | TrackBack

Being Jewish we don't do a tree, but my mom does (I converted).

For years we had a fresh tree. When my father was alive we would cut it, after he passed we would buy one. Things change, my mom now has a very nice pre-lit artificial tree. At 70+ with a fixed income the fresh tree became too expensive (even in VT) and a royal pain, especially when it came time to dispose of it. She does not miss the mess, but we do miss the scent of pine.

Posted by: Sarah G. at November 30, 2008 09:54 PM

Fresh. No question.

Besides, cutting a tree every year makes baby environmentalists cry.

Posted by: rbj at December 1, 2008 09:44 AM

Fresh, of course, unless you have a wife that has become allergic to them. I do not miss cleaning up the needles and the stabbing the soles of bare feet in the summer from stray ones.

Posted by: Paul Phillips at December 1, 2008 12:03 PM

The real tree is the way to go. And IMHO, you should take the time to cut it down yourself. Enjoy the fresh air, exercise, some hot chocolate, etc.

I set up a poll myself on this issue, and have another post on our experience this past weekend going to Vermont to get one. Had a great time!

Posted by: Mark at December 3, 2008 12:30 AM