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View Poll Results: real or fake?
real 56 69.14%
fake 18 22.22%
neither, I'm a grinch and I hate christmass 7 8.64%
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:07 AM   #11
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I prefer my Festivus pole to be 100% Aluminum and Manufactured in Milwaukee

http://www.festivuspoles.com

My Christmas tree however, should be all natural. Unfortunately SWMBO is very alergic to them, so we have a fake one. We have found that the good quality (expensive) fakes do look better than the cheap ones.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:30 AM   #12
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I knew the thread title was a ruse but I clicked it anyway



just in case



Real. Until I can get my hands on one of those aluminum jobbers with the light wheel.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:35 AM   #13
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I have two "fake trees" a green one in the family room that we have had for years, (although a couple of times we would get a real one and not put up the fake one.) And now starting this year we are putting up our second tree in the living room. If you are not 55 years old or more you won't understand this, but I have a silver aluminum, rotating, color wheel, tree.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:24 AM   #14
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I prefer a bare aluminum pole.... Now for the feats of strength!
Ha, you beat me to the Festivus referance. Now for the Airing of Grievances!

Oh, and I'm a grinch and don't have a tree. My family has always used plastic ones though.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:46 PM   #15
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Oops! Can I change my vote? I voted before I read the question... I actually prefer FAKE TREES, not real ones. I used to be steadfastly dedicated to real trees until I saw one of them go up in a HUGE pillar of flame on a bonfire one year right after Christmas. I'm talking 30 foot torch coming out of the ground! The kids across the street at the township hall were all yelling about how cool that was.

I still appreciate real trees for what they are, but when you see how hot and fast a tree can burn, it changes everything. Plus they are so expensive anymore.

A volunteer fireman showed a video once of a tree they caught fire in a mobile home. Less than 45 seconds and the entire room was completely engulfed in flame. 45 seconds!! Kinda makes you think.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:16 PM   #16
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Oops! Can I change my vote? I voted before I read the question... I actually prefer FAKE TREES, not real ones. I used to be steadfastly dedicated to real trees until I saw one of them go up in a HUGE pillar of flame on a bonfire one year right after Christmas. I'm talking 30 foot torch coming out of the ground! The kids across the street at the township hall were all yelling about how cool that was.

I still appreciate real trees for what they are, but when you see how hot and fast a tree can burn, it changes everything. Plus they are so expensive anymore.

A volunteer fireman showed a video once of a tree they caught fire in a mobile home. Less than 45 seconds and the entire room was completely engulfed in flame. 45 seconds!! Kinda makes you think.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:44 PM   #17
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I prefer a real tree, but I just don't like the maintenance, and the mess of dealing with one. So we use a fake one. It was said before they are so much more convenient.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:16 PM   #18
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Fake, I always end up leaving the decorations up way too long and the mess would be horrible. I dealt with the pine needles and sap one year. Never again. I also don't use tinsel anymore, seems like its Christmas again by the time I get it out of the carpet, furniture, and all the other wacky places it manages to find its way into. Plus I have a cat that loves to eat the stuff then puke it up all over the house.

 
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:43 PM   #19
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I wanted to use a palm tree, the wife said no. Fake.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:41 PM   #20
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I was very adamant about a real tree as a kid, but now that it's mine to take care of, we have 2 fake trees. A big white one in the living room and a small green one in the basement. My brother got a real one this year, and while it does smell good, him and his wife were already arguing the other day about who was supposed to water it.
Our white one is very non-traditional, but me and my wife are very non-traditional. We call it our Seus Tree.
Here's a washed out picture.
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