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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, 06:10 PM   #21
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Nov 2010
Orange, Ca
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I have a fake one that looks very much real I just about shat my pants when SWMBO said this is the tree I want $300 later I was assembling it at home.

it looks great, PITA to box back up and set up getting each branch in the right position, it does lack that free tree smell, but at the same time I don't have to deal with needles on the floor, watering it, disposing of it, my son eating it etc.

maybe once my lil man gets older we will consider a real tree again, but for now Fake wins hands down.

I thought I had a photo of the whole tree, but I guess not


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Old 12-10-2010, 01:34 AM   #22
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I personally don't care much either way....but the SWMBO desires a real tree and so it is done.

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:13 PM   #23
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When I was growing up, we would go to my grandmothers land and go get a real tree. So I've always preferred a real tree. But while I was in the military, I always came home around christmas time, if I was available (not on deployment) so one way or another, I never really had a christmas tree until after I got out. When that happened, I didn't exactly have immediate access to a real tree as my grandmothers land was quite a distance away, so I went and found a "cut your own" type place. When I got there, I quickly discovered that the cheapest trees they had were 4 foot - whatever - for $40. After the initial shock, I decided on what they were offering for around $55 and set off with my loaned bowsaw. Found the tree that I liked and went back to the front to pay for it. And wouldn't you know it, I picked the one tree in that area of a different breed(?), it wasn't supposed to be there and it now costs me $85. For a tree. That is now dead. And going to be thrown away in a few weeks.

I was upset.

So I now own a fake tree. Cost me $35 the day after christmas and is about 6 years old.
Does that make me an ***hole?

No, that's not what makes you an ***hole.

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Old 12-10-2010, 09:45 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by jmendez29 View Post
So I now own a fake tree. Cost me $35 the day after christmas and is about 6 years old.
Yeah real trees are insanely expensive. The first Christmas after I moved out of my parents house I bought a fake tree for $15 a few days before Christmas. It's not great, but I think it retailed for ~$ I was pretty happy

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Old 12-11-2010, 05:11 PM   #25
Sep 2010
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Real, I hate plasticy feeling things, altough we don't cut a tree. We just have a big douglas fir outside and put Chritmas lights on it.

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:52 PM   #26
Aug 2010
Juneau, AK
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Real! The SWMBO wants a fake one, but I refuse to have one in the house. So, we either cut one down in the yard, or we decorate one of the trees (house type trees) in out living room.

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:10 PM   #27
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NoDa, Charlotte, North Carolina
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I hate real xmas trees so much. needles, watering, cat goes crazy, have to put your own lights on the thing, lugging it around, disposal, cost

Our tree was the nicest one they had at target, pre lit, purchased at the peak price time to do so 4 years ago.

Even though I could have saved a ton of money by waiting until January to buy it, I still don't regret dropping $250 on something that has saved me 4 years of hasseling with 80 dollar twigs

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:26 PM   #28
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lots of good replies here. wife wants real, maybe next year.
merry christmass everyone

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