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    Real or Fake?

    For those of you who have a Christmas tree, do you get a real tree or a fake tree?

    I've been doing the fake/pre-lit tree for a couple of years.

    While I kinda miss the pine smell, it's nice to not wrestle a live tree in and out of the house.
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    I prefer a real tree but have been using a fake one (but not pre-lit because I like to change the color scheme each year). My family always has a real tree. This year will be the first that I'm not even putting up a tree - I'll be gone for so long over the next month it's not worth the trouble. It seems weird to not put one up, though.




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    Last year I got a real tree, but my dog has is very overzealous with marking his "territory" so getting a real tree this year seems like a recipe for disaster.

    I've decided to get an aluminum pole to celebrate Festivus this year. No tree for me. A buddy of mine and I are going to Menards this week to pick up poles.

    A festivus for the rest of us!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    Last year I got a real tree, but my dog has is very overzealous with marking his "territory" so getting a real tree this year seems like a recipe for disaster.

    I've decided to get an aluminum pole to celebrate Festivus this year. No tree for me. A buddy of mine and I are going to Menards this week to pick up poles.

    A festivus for the rest of us!!


    Will you also partake in the Feats of Strength and gather your family around the table to tell them how they've disappointed you over the past year?




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    The thread title is misleading.

    Seriously though, my old man cut down a couple trees up north last weekend and said he was going to bring one over to my house for me. So I guess I'll go with Real.
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    I don't put up trees or any other decorations for any holidays. I don't have time to celebrate. Baaaaaaaaaaaaah humbug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Will you also partake in the Feats of Strength and gather your family around the table to tell them how they've disappointed you over the past year?
    Actually yeah. But with a group of friends who are as f'ed up as me, not family. We're getting together on Dec 23rd (The day of Festivus) and eating Meatloaf (The traditional Festivus dinner). Before dinner we're doing the airing of grievances, and after dinner we're doing the feats of strength.

    We've already agreed the airing of grievances will be purely comical and not intended to piss people off. The last thing we want to happen is have the feats of strength turn into an actual slug fest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    Actually yeah. But with a group of friends who are as f'ed up as me, not family. We're getting together on Dec 23rd (The day of Festivus) and eating Meatloaf (The traditional Festivus dinner). Before dinner we're doing the airing of grievances, and after dinner we're doing the feats of strength.

    We've already agreed the airing of grievances will be purely comical and not intended to piss people off. The last thing we want to happen is have the feats of strength turn into an actual slug fest.
    That is hilarious!




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    Jmur, here's a handy form you can use if you'd like to distribute written copies of your grievances.


    http://www.bureauofcommunication.com/compose/air




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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    Actually yeah. But with a group of friends who are as f'ed up as me, not family. We're getting together on Dec 23rd (The day of Festivus) and eating Meatloaf (The traditional Festivus dinner). Before dinner we're doing the airing of grievances, and after dinner we're doing the feats of strength.

    We've already agreed the airing of grievances will be purely comical and not intended to piss people off. The last thing we want to happen is have the feats of strength turn into an actual slug fest.


    Let us know how it turns out!

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    keep the fake, especially if it looks real... if you want th esmell, may i suggest yankee candles.. misteltoe smells just like a tree.. the other christmas scents are ok/good; depending on what you like. they also have room spray..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I prefer a real tree but have been using a fake one (but not pre-lit because I like to change the color scheme each year). My family always has a real tree. This year will be the first that I'm not even putting up a tree - I'll be gone for so long over the next month it's not worth the trouble. It seems weird to not put one up, though.
    We have a little silver tinsel counter-top tree. It's kinda cut, in a 50's kitschy kinda way.
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    Kittylynn and I haven't put up a tree of any sort in a while. Our cats seem to always want to climb the thing. They can't seem to resist that tree. One day we put it up and the very next morning it is toppled on the floor strewn all over the place. Its just not worth it to us to have to redecorate it all the time. We have a realistic fake one but is seems to be dropping a lot of needles. I kid you not. It's just the two of us here, along with the cats. However, there is always a big real tree or two at Kittylynn's in-laws where all of our family holiday celebrations.

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    The farm next to us have trees to cut for $40 as that is what we usually do but I also have a decent fake, so this year I think I will put up the fake and use the money saved for someone that needs it.

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    Real, smells good, doggie drinks the water and gets the craps, kids eat the needles, ALL GOOD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    Real, smells good, doggie drinks the water and gets the craps, kids eat the needles, ALL GOOD!




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    Definitely real. I just can't bring myself to get a fake one.
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    We do a fake one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Kittylynn and I haven't put up a tree of any sort in a while. Our cats seem to always want to climb the thing. They can't seem to resist that tree. One day we put it up and the very next morning it is toppled on the floor strewn all over the place.
    When we had more cats then dogs, we always had the tree in a corner, and tied off at the top to prevent toppling events.

    It was also helpful during post-holiday wrestling matches by rambunctious uncles.
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