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Real Christmas tree or fake?

69 replies

malificent7 · 07/11/2018 06:27

My fake one is scraggly and so I am torn this year...Real or fake?
I know fake is more economical in the long run but I'm tempted to go for real this year then buy a good fake in the sale.

What about other mn...what do you prefer?

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Ifailed · 07/11/2018 06:45

neither. Stopped having an xmas tree once the kids were teenagers.

WisestIsShe · 07/11/2018 06:51

Real, every time.

dementedpixie · 07/11/2018 06:57

We've always had fake inside. Last year we got a small real one for sitting outside the front door

CrazyBaubles · 07/11/2018 06:58

Real. Looks and smells better. Also cheaper and much more environmentally friendly 🎄

Picnictime · 07/11/2018 06:59

Always had real until we had a baby. Invested in a very good fake year before last and it's really lovely. We will hit 'breakeven' this year I think. It was 25% off in a garden centre chain in December pre-Christmas, so deals may exist already

WhirlwindHugs · 07/11/2018 07:01

We are getting a real one this year.

It definitely won't be cheaper! The 6ft fake we've had for the last eight years was £20. But I love real trees, so hoping the investment will be worth it.

ShutUpBaz · 07/11/2018 07:01

We last had a real one five years ago. Bought it on the 10th December and it was dead by Boxing Day. We followed every care instruction to the letter.
We then invested in a decent artificial one in the sales. Its one less thing I have to worry about now.

speakout · 07/11/2018 07:03

A fake tree isn't a tree- it's plastic on a stick.

Real tree or no tree.

To me a fake tree is like a bunch of fake roses.

I love the whole thing about real trees. Going to choose - bringing it home, the smell pervading the house is amazing.
We go for a huge- 7 foot non drop tree, it feels lush and vibrant, and a real centre piece to the home at christmas.

Lonecatwithkitten · 07/11/2018 07:20

Fake tree as both DD are allergic to the moulds on real trees. Having a real tree is the route to being ill all Christmas for us.

dinodiva · 07/11/2018 07:21

I’ve got a little real one in a pot that will be doing it’s 5th or 6th Christmas. This reminds me I really must repot it!
I don’t do anything to it other than plonk it in the garden and water it occasionally in the middle of summer.

Megan2018 · 07/11/2018 07:24

Real. My parents only ever had real, I had real when I was single and real since I was married.
Fake trees are an abomination! Yuck.

Oddsocksandmeatballs · 07/11/2018 07:26

Fake because I love my daughter more than any real tree and I have no desire to see her spend Christmas in hospital.

Alfie190 · 07/11/2018 07:26

Got a lovely fake one. I like the tree up for a long time and the real ones don’t last.

silkpyjamasallday · 07/11/2018 07:29

We always have a real tree, nothing compares the the smell of a real tree decked out in dried oranges studded with cloves. But as we are travelling a long way to family for Christmas this year we may not bother as we will just come home to loads of needles and not really get the enjoyment from it.

wafflyversatile · 07/11/2018 07:30

Disguise the stragglyness of your current tree with any tinsel or baubles you may have to hand this year then replace with another tree from the sales.

RTFT · 07/11/2018 07:31

I've just splashed out on a pre-lit fake one, looked amazing in store so hopefully I can get it looking just as good

nomilknosugarplease · 07/11/2018 07:33

I always get real, I never go and get it until the second weekend in December so it always looks lovely for the whole period. Would recommend not getting one from a garden centre and having a look to see if any farms near you have got them as that’s always been cheaper for us Smile

NorthernRunner · 07/11/2018 07:34

We get a real one every year as we live in a small flat (no loft or basement for storage) and just don’t have the space for a tree. So every year we go to the pub round the corner and buy a lovely 4-5ft tree. It’s only about £30

hippipotamiwantstoloseapound · 07/11/2018 07:37

Real. The smell, the feel. Unbeatable.
Besides, fake ones are plastic. More landfill after a couple of years...

Koalablue · 07/11/2018 07:40

Fake. Im to scared to get real one incase in comes with free poisonous spiders and the odd snake.

malificent7 · 07/11/2018 07:45

I'm going for real for the smell I I'm trying to divorce plastic..perhaps don't get fake in the sales.

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Notjustanyone · 07/11/2018 07:46

Invest in a very good fake one and store it properly.
We bought a new one last year after having our first one for ten years become a bit sad looking. The old one will be on the landing this year as I can't stand to throw it out.
Real trees are lovely but not for us.


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TeddyIsaHe · 07/11/2018 07:47

I always had real, but have gone fake this year due to having a toddler and I cannot be fucked with hoovering up needles every day/her trying to eat them constantly.

Yogagirl123 · 07/11/2018 07:52

Fake tree for me every time, had a real one, one Xmas, caused a lot of mess but the worst thing was my pets were allergic to it, eyes streaming, took us a while and a trip to the vets to work out why. Never again.

Crunchymum · 07/11/2018 07:53

Real for the main tree and we have a fake that goes in kids room.

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