Thread Real Tree vs. Artifical Tree

What type of tree do you prefer?

  • Real

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • Artifecal

    Votes: 9 47.4%
  • Festivus Pole

    Votes: 3 15.8%

  • Total voters


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Sep 1, 2006
Now that I'm in a colder climate where Xmas trees actually grow I was thinking about getting a real tree for the first. I haven't had one since I was a kid and honestly I don't even know how long they will live. Which do you prefer?
I had a discussion about this last week actually and was stunned to hear down south that real trees are allowed in apartments. Every apartment I was in up north outlawed real trees and advocated fake ones for the holidays.

That being said, my family always had a real tree. If watered daily, it lasts a few weeks, especially if you get a "fresh" tree and not one from a tree lot that has already been sitting there for a couple weeks before you buy it.
If you are buying a tree from a lot, it's hardly fresh and might make it to Christmas. If you are cutting down your own tree, it will last months. When we cut down our own tree, I don't even know if my parents ever actually watered it, but after Christmas it would go to the backyard till it was finally dead and dried out and we'd have a bonfire. This bonfire usually happened in July.
I used to think the fake tree was fucking up Christmas. But whatver. It's like $200. If it makes it past two years, it's cheaper than a real tree and less mess.
allergic to a christmas tree?

are you sure it's not an intolerance? there's a difference.