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Old 12-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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She convinced me to go with a real tree this year.

With five cats in the house, including one kitten, the tree and the whole house was a mess the day after we put it up.

Usually we wait until New Year's Day to take the tree down, but I couldn't wait and took it to the dumpster this morning. Everyone knows that a cut, live tree isn't gonna live no matter much sugar water you give it.

Next week I'll buy a good fake tree at a huge discount and never again buy a real one.

Why type of tree did you have?

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Old 12-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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i prefer fake ones. my siamese climbs the real one every year and knocks it over. this year the wife and i didnt put one up. she had the tree spot covered in horse saddles and horse gear. next year it will be a fake.

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Real! The decorating starts Thanksgiving weekend with the tree being last, usually around the 1st/2nd week of December. It all stays up until the weekend before the Superbowl.

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Artificial & pre-lit. no fuss, no mess, and a LOT easier on the nerves (and pocketbook).

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She convinced me to go with a real tree this year.

With five cats in the house, including one kitten, the tree and the whole house was a mess the day after we put it up.

Usually we wait until New Year's Day to take the tree down, but I couldn't wait and took it to the dumpster this morning. Everyone knows that a cut, live tree isn't gonna live no matter much sugar water you give it.

Next week I'll buy a good fake tree at a huge discount and never again buy a real one.

Why type of tree did you have?
Believe it or not we had an upside down fake designer tree. Women.
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We now have a standing rule in our house.

After two years where we got a living tree, against my wishes and with JD being the one to have to deal with the damn thing somewhere along the line in January, there are NO TREES allowed.

My woman LOVES to decorate. Then lacks any sense of responsibility in the whole "cleaning up after the holidays and putting stuff away" department.

No trees. No Lights. Unless there is a written contract stating who and when they will be removed. And not by me.

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Empty nesters. Table top artificial tree w/ fiber optics lights. When we had kids/grandkids around the house, in Colorado had a living room with 2 story cathedral ceiling, we had a 15 ft live tree.

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I got a fake. We always had a real tree when I was a kid because we would go cut our own.

If you re going fake don't bother looking at Wal-mart or Target. Don't skimp and get a good one.

Balsam Hills has some very nice trees. Even got flat back so that you can put them right against the wall and have more room for presents.

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You could always do like my stepmom did. Take two tall tomato cages and wire them together (Make sure they are the green cages) then she wrapped them with green and silver garland and lights that my dad wired on with thin green floral wire.

http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=tomato+cage+christmas+tree

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ours was reeeeeeeally fake.....but we decorated and lit it.....

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ours was reeeeeeeally fake.....but we decorated and lit it.....
Isn't it illegal to smoke trees in your state?
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