POLL: Are Real or Fake Christmas Trees Better?

Weigh in on our weekly poll.

When I was a kid, this wasn't a question. For Christmas, you got a real tree. Anyone who got a fake tree generally wound up with a scraggly, stick-like thing that—at best—resembled the sad evergreen from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Over the years, though, the fake trees have gotten better—much better. My grandparents, for example, had the same full, perfectly shaped tree for three years before I thought to ask if it was plastic.

Still, there's something about a real pine in your living room.

Which camp do you count yourself as part of?

Diane Lee December 07, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Love when I come into the house the smell of pine. (I do however hate all the needles).
David Branga December 08, 2011 at 08:20 PM
It's tough to argue against the scent of a real tree. Then again, all those needles! Just move the couch in the summer and you'll find some more! I still prefer the real thing to the fake. Part of the Christmas tradition.
Amy Kreydin December 09, 2011 at 09:30 PM
My Uncle is a fireman and his tales of fires starting due to "real" Christmas trees are enough to make us go with an artificial tree *every* year. Our one compromise is a potted Norfolk Pine houseplant.


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