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Question: When it comes to Christmas trees...
I prefer real trees and I'll have one this year - 22 (38.6%)
I prefer real trees but I'll have a fake one this year - 20 (35.1%)
I prefer fake and I'll have one this year - 15 (26.3%)
I prefer fake but I'll have a real one this year - 0 (0%)
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« on: December 02, 2007, 12:18:02 AM »

Real. The only way.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 12:31:09 AM »

We purchased a fake black tree this year.  It's unbelievably awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 12:44:56 AM »

I prefer real (probably comes from growing up in Northern California and going out to mountains to chop one down)
There's just nothing like the smell of that real tree in your living room for Christmas.

Unfortunately Wife prefers fake and since we have an abundance of dumb animals that would love nothing more than to get at the water under the tree - I agreed to compromise and accept a fake one again this year. Typing this as wife and daughter are hanging ornaments on it.

It's really just not the same.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 01:01:37 AM »

Ahh, it isn't Xmas without a thread on this subject on at least one of the forums I read. smile

BTW, real, but I need a "I prefer real but won't have a tree this year option."
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 01:06:54 AM »

I prefer real and bouncy.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 03:03:03 AM »

Quote from: depward on December 02, 2007, 12:31:09 AM

We purchased a fake black tree this year.  It's unbelievably awesome.

I must have real. You horrify me-black bro?? WTFBBQ? Anyhoo, will get a real one when I get home for the holidays.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 03:51:18 AM »

Where is the "no Christmas tree" option?
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 04:37:49 AM »

We've had real ones before but they're just too much hassle and maintenance so we got a reduction and went for the smaller, fake model. Wait, shouldn't it be the other way around.... what are we talking about again?
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007, 05:42:43 PM »

I have never had a real tree.

My wife has an allergy problem.  So I probably never will.

I wish I could though.  I really like how they look, but moreso how they smell.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 06:23:56 PM »

Yeah I was looking for the 'no tree' option as well.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007, 06:48:29 PM »

We've had a fake one for about nine or ten years, and the last four it's been one that's pre-lit. It looks great and is pretty much hassle free. If I feel the need to experience a real tree then I can look out a window.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2007, 06:56:59 PM »

Real breasts, all the way.

Oh wait, you meant trees...
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2007, 07:11:41 PM »

Fake.

Real makes me sick.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2007, 09:24:45 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 02, 2007, 06:23:56 PM

Yeah I was looking for the 'no tree' option as well.

If you don't do trees then how can your answer help the real/fake debate?  Just don't participate, or pretend you were going to buy a tree, would it be real or fake?
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2007, 10:02:25 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on December 02, 2007, 06:23:56 PM

Yeah I was looking for the 'no tree' option as well.

it's in the other thread.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2007, 11:52:02 PM »

Quote from: DarkEL on December 02, 2007, 12:44:56 AM


Unfortunately Wife prefers fake and since we have an abundance of dumb animals that would love nothing more than to get at the water under the tree - I agreed to compromise and accept a fake one again this year. Typing this as wife and daughter are hanging ornaments on it.


Maybe it's just be but I don't see the compromise here.  It looks like your wife simply won and convinced you that you were getting a compromise.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2007, 07:19:06 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on December 02, 2007, 11:52:02 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on December 02, 2007, 12:44:56 AM


Unfortunately Wife prefers fake and since we have an abundance of dumb animals that would love nothing more than to get at the water under the tree - I agreed to compromise and accept a fake one again this year. Typing this as wife and daughter are hanging ornaments on it.


Maybe it's just be but I don't see the compromise here.  It looks like your wife simply won and convinced you that you were getting a compromise.

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2007, 07:55:21 AM »

I thought this thread was going to be a discussion on real or fake breasts.

I have been sorely disappointed.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2007, 01:58:50 PM »

When it's all said and done, I prefer real.  That said I prefer fake from a setup point of view.  We usually wind up with real though as my wife prefers real.  We do have a fake tree that we setup in the kids playroom.  It's pre-lit and we don't bother with any decorations on it.  ATB is lucky to be living in NC now though.  He should have access to the abies fraseri now; the best Christmas tree evah. 
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2007, 03:10:10 PM »

Where's the option for "I AM A JEW!"?
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2007, 03:13:15 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on December 03, 2007, 03:10:10 PM

Where's the option for "I AM A JEW!"?

In the other thread.
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2007, 03:32:59 PM »

How about options for us "I prefer X, but will have NO tree this year"?
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2007, 03:41:46 PM »

I prefer real.  But I don't mind fake as long as it doesn't look like they are coming out of her collar bones.
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2007, 03:43:51 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on December 03, 2007, 03:10:10 PM

Where's the option for "I AM A JEW!"?

... and Christmas trees are symbolic of Christ, or Paganism? Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2007, 03:44:57 PM »

As to real or fake, my take on it is parallel to home improvement. No one says "Hey, did you add that deck onto your house? It looks fake."
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2007, 03:58:54 PM »

Quote from: Purge on December 03, 2007, 03:44:57 PM

As to real or fake, my take on it is parallel to home improvement. No one says "Hey, did you add that deck onto your house? It looks fake."

They would if it was attached to your roof.
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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2007, 04:17:11 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on December 03, 2007, 03:41:46 PM

I prefer real.  But I don't mind fake as long as it doesn't look like they are coming out of her collar bones.

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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2007, 04:48:08 PM »

Hey, if she wants to install shelving to hold my beer, I'm alright with it.

Wait, are we still talking about christmas trees?
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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2007, 04:54:21 PM »

Save a tree, get a pine-smell air freshner; or better still, go camping.
The fire risk and cleanup after the thing has been in my house for two weeks is simply not worth it.
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« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2007, 05:41:48 PM »

Quote from: javahead on December 03, 2007, 04:54:21 PM

Save a tree, get a pine-smell air freshner; or better still, go camping.
The fire risk and cleanup after the thing has been in my house for two weeks is simply not worth it.

Not to mention more stuff to add to the landfill.
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« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2007, 05:48:36 PM »

We have tree dropoffs where the trees get chipped and re-cycled in one way or another (I doubt it would be compost; the chemical in the needles does not make for good growing).

If you're talking about the OTHER kind of fake being (re)used, they just use them as stress balls. Ooo, I think that might be a double entendre. slywink

Just think of the mineral and petroleum use for the fake trees; I'm sure they're just as costly from an environmental standpoint, and it's not a renewable resource like a real tree.
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« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2007, 01:14:42 AM »

Quote from: Purge on December 03, 2007, 05:48:36 PM

Just think of the mineral and petroleum use for the fake trees; I'm sure they're just as costly from an environmental standpoint, and it's not a renewable resource like a real tree.

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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2007, 01:35:06 AM »

I prefer fake, but I'm too lazy to bother with trees or decorations of any sort, for this or any other holiday.
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« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2007, 09:23:41 AM »

Mine's real and it's spectacular.
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« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2007, 02:19:07 PM »

Thank you Seinfeld. Tongue
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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2007, 03:09:25 PM »

Quote from: Simon on December 02, 2007, 06:48:29 PM

We've had a fake one for about nine or ten years, and the last four it's been one that's pre-lit. It looks great and is pretty much hassle free. If I feel the need to experience a real tree then I can look out a window.

Fake and pre-lit. Low hassle (pre-lit is awesome, looks good in 15 minutes), don't need the real deal messing with my allergies or the cleanup (pet needle chewing vomit and needles themselves).
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2007, 03:18:10 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on December 04, 2007, 09:23:41 AM

Mine's real and it's spectacular.

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« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2007, 07:45:05 PM »

Quote from: Austin on December 03, 2007, 01:58:50 PM

When it's all said and done, I prefer real.  That said I prefer fake from a setup point of view.  We usually wind up with real though as my wife prefers real.  We do have a fake tree that we setup in the kids playroom.  It's pre-lit and we don't bother with any decorations on it.  ATB is lucky to be living in NC now though.  He should have access to the abies fraseri now; the best Christmas tree evah. 


Bzzt. Fail. Shopping for Christmas trees in NC sucks.  They sell Leyland cypress as christmas trees. It's basically a decorative fern...it is not and never will be a Christmas tree.  And the choose and cut places around Raleigh blow.

Oh and white pine FTW. Short needle trees are for n00bz.

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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2007, 08:07:59 PM »

We went with fake and pre-lit...badass looking tree with almost no hassle.  How can you argue with that logic???
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« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2007, 09:06:06 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on December 04, 2007, 08:07:59 PM

How can you argue with that logic???

You must be new here.  icon_twisted
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