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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Christmas trees

Why do some people think they are so much better than others because they get real Christmas trees? We were discussing white trees vs. green trees (and other colors) at one of the boards. When it comes to these discussions, a few people always feel the need to stress that they have REAL trees and they couldn't possibly have a fake tree, etc. If you get a real tree, fine, but don't act like you are somehow more Christian or something because of it, lol.

Some of us like our fake trees -- especially when we are allergic to pine and can barely walk by a Christmas tree lot without losing it.

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  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Cathy said…

    I would die if I had a tree in my house. Besides, all the trees are real, they're either dying or artificial. I mean, we're not pretending that there's a tree in our living rooms, are we? And also, who wants the hassle of cleaning all those needles off the floor? Yikes!

  • At 4:06 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    I would rather go without a tree than have a fake tree. Since I'm pretty not-Christian (or at least a very bad one), I figure it just has to do with my associations.

    I need the tree and that fresh, wonderful pine smell in my house for it to "count" as being Christmas. My grandmother switched to fake tree and we staged a family revolt over it. But as for everyone else, I don't understand why someone would care what other people have.

  • At 8:02 PM, Blogger claudia said…

    I agree with you, if you have a real or fake tree it doesn't make you any more or less Christian. It doesn't make you any more or less celebrating the season, I believe all that is in your heart, not your tree!
    I prefer the real trees, because the rest of the year my house smells mainly of fur babies, and no matter how hard I clean, it smells like them! For the month or so that I have the tree up, my house smells wonderful. I am fortunate to not be allergic to pine, although I do have many other allergies. I sense that you enjoy your holiday season more so, because you are not suffering the allergies. May I be the first to wish you a wonderful holiday season!

  • At 5:32 AM, Blogger Mindy said…

    I love my tree! It's a 7-footer and way to big for my tiny apartment, but I don't care and have all sorts of ornaments, from little dollar store items from my first Christmas away from home to some Lennox ornaments. I have to have a tree.

    Oh yes, I enjoy them MUCH better than if I had a real one in the house. I got sick every Christmas for years before we figured out I was allergic to the damn things. It's no fun having bronchitis at Christmas, and now that I'm older it would be much worse.

    Suz -- If you see this, how do the ferrets deal with the tree? Do they try to climb or live in it?

  • At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Dianne said…

    We've had both. Real ones are a fire hazard and you can only put so much on them. I now have an artificial one that looks real and I can really load it down with ornaments and not worry about my dry house drying out the tree. I may bring some branches in from our evergreens and blue spruce for the smell. There's also some awesome candles and spray.

  • At 8:40 AM, Blogger Laural said…

    I like my nice fake tree and what anyone else has is their own business. The whole purpose of the tree is to just hang pretty things on and shove presents under. I don't find the tree itself to make anyone more Christian. I figured that was why people put out nativity scenes?


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