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Question: Your Christmas Tree :: Total Votes:25
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The real thingA manufactured immitation tree 10  [40.00%]
Bah, humbug.  I don't put up a tree 15  [60.00%]
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So what kind of Christmas tree do you put up? I've got to admit that while I generally dislike holidays, I really do like Christmas.  We always go to the local seller and buy a real one harvested from his tree farm.

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Your poll seems... flawed.

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Your poll seems... flawed.

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Real, in the house.  And a few fakes around.  One on the end of the dock.  And Happy Birthday.  I sent a straight piped Harley to you.  Vroom :D

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Neither.  None for me.  Bah, humbug!!   :;):

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Your poll seems... flawed.

So, I noticed.  What did I do wrong?  Can't seem to correct it. ???

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fake - we have 4 cats and a 9 month old!  

Plus I lost the appeal of cutting down a live tree back when selling hundreds of thousands of Christmas Tree permits for the Medicine Bow NF...  it was like a baby tree massacre every year :p


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Not sure what the pol is, but we have a real tree (as in pine).

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Your poll seems... flawed.

So, I noticed.  What did I do wrong?  Can't seem to correct it. ???

You should give people clear, easy-to-understand choices:

-- Our Christmas tree is grown right here in the USA.
-- Our Christmas tree is made in China.
-- Bah, humbug!  We don't believe in Christmas trees and we are offended.

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To answer the question, I prefer a real tree.  I view it as a renewable natural resource instead of a heap of plastic that will be here for thousands of years.  I also hate disassembling and storing the fake trees.

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Considering this topic where so many say they aren't religious and many/most on these boards criticize Christianity, why is a primary decoration of a major Christian holiday a topic?

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Considering this topic where so many say they aren't religious and many/most on these boards criticize Christianity, why is a primary decoration of a major Christian holiday a topic?

Well actually, MLW, many of us are Christians and like to celebrate Christ's birth.  I believe that is still our right, is it not?  And after all, no one is required to buy a Christmas tree.

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Considering this topic where so many say they aren't religious and many/most on these boards criticize Christianity, why is a primary decoration of a major Christian holiday a topic?

Because Mithras wants it that way.

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Considering this topic where so many say they aren't religious and many/most on these boards criticize Christianity, why is a primary decoration of a major Christian holiday a topic?

Well actually, MLW, many of us are Christians and like to celebrate Christ's birth.  I believe that is still our right, is it not?  And after all, no one is required to buy a Christmas tree.

<--Wacko Christian.

It seems less and less popular to admit it here but I ain't skeered.  :cool:

ETA: My Christmas tree is fake. I have had it for many years. Will probably have it for many more. I subscribe to the renewable resource way of thinking on real trees but I bought this one at a weak moment and intend to wear it out before I dump it.


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Why should anyone be hesitant to express their faith be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Wicken or aything else.  But that doesn't mean that you have to push it on anyone else.  Sheesh, the last thing I meant to do was start a mean spirited and nasty debate.  I'll stick to Harley- Davidsons if I want to do that. But I guess that's sort of a religion too, isn't it?

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Why should anyone be hesitant to express their faith be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Wicken or aything else.  But that doesn't mean that you have to push it on anyone else.  Sheesh, the last thing I meant to do was start a mean spirited and nasty debate.  I'll stick to Harley- Davidsons if I want to do that. But I guess that's sort of a religion too, isn't it?

<--Not hesitant and for $1,000,000 you couldn't find a person I pushed it on.

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gee i thought jer got smashed for his birthday and made a pole. guss not :(  better luck next year.
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Real tree.  We cut ours today in Arapaho NF.  It cost $10.
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Real Tree - Been up for a few weeks now. Don't care what anyone else does or doesn't do.

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Oh and they smell nice too. I'm not really a fan of forests but I love that evergreen smell.
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2 real trees.  House smells of frazier fir.
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I'm about ten years into my $9 dollar fake tree. If real weren't so expensive I'd go with real.
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I would have a real tree if I had one.  

A few years ago, though, I bought two small trees to help decorate ... a few years later, they were planted outside ... now they are huge!  I have been known to decorate those, but then it's too much trouble to un-decorate, so I don't do anything any more.


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So what kind of Christmas tree do you put up? I've got to admit that while I generally dislike holidays, I really do like Christmas.  We always go to the local seller and buy a real one harvested from his tree farm.

Jer, when the kids were small we used to strap on snowshoes and go cut a tree in the NF.

Nowadays we buy one (fresh).

Wouldn't have a "tree" if reduced to a Plastic Chinese Perennial.


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Real if Xmas is at our house, fake if we are going away (so I don't have to worry about leaving it up while we are gone).

And there's nothing about being agnostic to prevent us from borrowing from religious celebrations (especially the tree, which belonged to the pagans first).  I like the holiday, and skip the religious aspects (which I guess makes it largely a time to celebrate family, and the sort of winter we don't experience, and food, and the return of the sun after the solstice).

Heck, since I grew up in the church, I still have a warm spot for the poetry of the Xmas story in Luke, especially in the King James.  And I love Xmas carols, and group singing (probably the #! thing I miss since I stopped going to church).


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Fake for me, I don't care to pay the high price for a dead dried out tree. Plus my fake one makes just as big of a mess as a real one and I've had it over 10 yrs now.
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Out of curiosity, How much do you all pay for a live tree who are stating how expensive it is?

I live in Oregon where a majority of the trees come from so I get dirt cheap prices so I'll bet it must cost a fortune in some areas. I remember my Sister-In-Law dropping a few bills on a puny tree a couple years back. I haven't paid over $25 for a tree. If I go over the pass to my parents, I can pick up one any kind/size for $10...used to be $7.


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