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DP has this romanticised notion of selecting a real tree whilst sipping on mulled wine and in festive cheer mode- does such experience exist?

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Tiredemma Thu 21-Nov-13 10:44:00

In the West Midlands?

He wants to go somewhere to get a real tree- but fancies the idea of having an 'experience'

(He has become quite misty eyed since the birth of DD1 11 weeks ago)

Guitargirl Thu 21-Nov-13 10:58:41

You could take some in a flask?

Tiredemma Thu 21-Nov-13 11:03:49

I could do that- and just let him have this 'moment'

ShatnersBassoon Thu 21-Nov-13 11:04:06

Of course you can get a real tree, but you'll probably have to drive there to get the tree home. Drink mulled wine when you decorate it instead of as you're choosing it.

Tiredemma Thu 21-Nov-13 11:04:14

I think he wants carol singers aswell....

ShatnersBassoon Thu 21-Nov-13 11:06:55

Has he been watching to much Cranford?

Guitargirl Thu 21-Nov-13 11:10:01

You could take an ipod? Christmas jumpers for you and your DP and decorate the pram with tinsel.


Somebody who knows the local area will be along soon am sure...

ormirian Thu 21-Nov-13 11:10:38

What shatner said. Alternatively pick the tree and pop into a pub with a real fire on the way home.

We get ours from a tree farm that has real reindeers!! But no carols, no mulled wine, no open fire.

bigTillyMint Thu 21-Nov-13 11:12:35

Sounds good to me!

Round our way, you can buy a tree outside the pub, so it shouldn't be too difficultwink

AChickenCalledKorma Thu 21-Nov-13 11:12:36

Try the national trust? They do a "cut your own tree" day near us. Appeals to the inner lumberjack in the men, and also helps the NT clear the hillside of scots pine saplings grin.

MissRainbowBrite Thu 21-Nov-13 11:13:32

how far from Cannock Chase are you? Birches Valley is good for that and looks really pretty if you go late afternoon when its dark.

Tiredemma Thu 21-Nov-13 11:13:58

Has he been watching to much Cranford?

I would imagine that he expects someone like Tiny Tim to be limping around in the background.

I told him that I dont think such venue exists but he asked me to ask 'my friends' that I talk to all night long on the internet.

Im going to suggest local pub on way home from collecting the tree. I cant be arsed to stand around in the cold pretending im an extra from a film.

CMOTDibbler Thu 21-Nov-13 11:14:04

Trees nr Evesham does this sort of thing.

sillymillyb Thu 21-Nov-13 11:26:03

Doesn't the Christmas market at the bullring have real trees? It's been years since I was there but you could have pitches of mulled wine, carol singers etc, and then a stall selling real trees.

Would that work? Not sure where in west mids you are though either!

GlitteredPinecones Thu 21-Nov-13 11:46:35

I was going to suggest Cannock Chase too. I think we may get one from there.

LaRegina Thu 21-Nov-13 11:53:09

Ah bless him. Has he been watching National Lampoons Christmas?

Let him have his Griswald family Christmas grin

TheWoollybacksWife Thu 21-Nov-13 16:14:03

If you can extend your search area a little then Baytrees Nursery near Spalding in Lincs fills most of your criteria.

Gluhwein, reindeer, trees, a lovely decoration shop and an absolutely fab Santa. Your little one may be a bit young to appreciate Santa though smile

WaitMonkey Thu 21-Nov-13 16:27:22

Op, I think your dp sounds wonderful and congratulations on your lo. smile thanks and a tardis just because I can.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 21-Nov-13 19:56:21

i got hmm at hoovering pine needles out of the car boot for weeks on end after.
so we used to go to a local garden centre and pick a tree there, they'd lop the end bit off and we'd carry it home, dh and i holding an end each.

then placing it in the water holder tree bucket thing, letting it settle and the next day, decorating while shlurping down hot chocolate.


it's a lovely traditional and all the better now with your lovely squishy baby. somethin to tell her in years too come .

excuse the lack of capitals- one handed typing, i've got the lairy guinea-pig

Tiredemma Thu 21-Nov-13 20:25:40

We found somewhere very local. Thanks for all suggestions.

Dp gets his Christmas tree wish.


Leeds2 Thu 21-Nov-13 21:00:25

Your husband sounds lovely!

I would settle for mulled wine whilst decorating the tree. But I am a bit boring, lol.

lookoveryourshouldernow Fri 22-Nov-13 00:10:56

..went to a Garden Centre today to have a look at the small trees

Would suggest rather than taking Mulled Wine you take Smelling Salts ......

CrotchStitch Fri 22-Nov-13 07:49:46

We are going to Ikea for ours this year- £25 with a £20 voucher for the New Year. We uses to rent the same one every year but this year they want £90 (and we have to give it back hmm)

jennymac Fri 22-Nov-13 11:37:38

We always get a real tree and decorate it whilst drinking mulled wine and listening to carols (has got a bit more stressful since having kids as they want to "help"!) Our tradition has always included watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation once the kids have been packed off to bed as this is my dh's favourite Christmas movie!

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