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Real Christmas tree or fake?

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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.

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WisestIsShe · 07/11/2018 06:51

Real, every time.

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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

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CrazyBaubles · 07/11/2018 06:58

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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hippipotamiwantstoloseapound · 07/11/2018 07:37

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

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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.

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malificent7 · 07/11/2018 07:45

I'm going for real for the smell I reckon...plus 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.

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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.

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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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