Do you get a real christmas tree? I fondly remember the the family 'outings' to the different christmas tree farms around the Bay Area, with Mom & Dad trying to figure out where they would get the best deal .. and us kids trying to figure out a way to get him to buy us the 'largest' tree in the farm ! Getting the tree home posed a whole new challenge and getting it inside the home through the front door ( single door - not too high ) was another challenge ! Decorating the tree, the ornaments, the 'smell' of the tree -- very very nostalgic.
Around the beginning of the year, the tree found its way to the curb and was taken care of by the city. This was an event to watch too - the truck with the equipment pulling up the curb .. the younger kids who were at home shed a few tears and bid the tree good by !
As I grew up, I started pondering why we got a 'real' tree .. the tree was cut and eventually 'taken care of by the city' ( destroyed - if you will ! ). One year I bought a good quality fake tree -- and continued the decoration tradition in the same way.....my kids never asked me to get a real tree, they were happy with a fake one ( after all presents mattered a lot more ! )
What do people on this forum think of real tree vs a fake tree?