Christmas Showdown #1: Real Tree vs. Artificial Tree

It’s Christmas time again! Time to tree up your home as a symbol that Jesus was born in a pine forest. Or is the evergreen a symbol of everlasting life? We forget. Either way, you gotta have a tree! But what kind of tree is best? Real or Fake?

On the best way to Christmas tree:

Dad says:

In theory the best option is to cut down your own tree. The problem is that finding a good live tree to kill in your area can be difficult. Which means that live trees win on smell, freshness and experience. They lose on convenience. And on probability of actually finding a non-Charlie Brown model. We have a 10-foot pre-lit flip tree. That bad boy is amazingly simple to set up. We spend no time lighting it. And it looks perfect. Unfortunately, our current home has a 9-foot ceiling in the living room. Oops. But I’m going to say the best approach is to take your family on a nice hike through the woods while carrying a saw. If you find a great tree, cut it down. If you don’t find one you love, simply go home and put up a fake tree. Then enjoy some hot chocolate.

Daughter Says:

I think that if you are able to do it, you should buy a real tree. This is because when you go cut down a christmas tree, it’s this whole other x-mas experience that you get to remember. You also get to have your house smell like beautiful pine needles. The smell of Christmas.

You Say: What is your preference?  Let us know by typing real or fake in the comment section below. Then consider subscribing to the blog so you can participate in other worldly debates with us. Thanks for reading!

We hunted our tree. We killed it. We baled it. We tied it to the top of our tree and paraded it through the streets.

18 thoughts on “Christmas Showdown #1: Real Tree vs. Artificial Tree

  1. Real tree! (Or in our case, 2 real trees!)

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    1. TWO! Your house must REALLY smell nice!


  2. I’m with daughter! I’ve had a real tree every year of my life!

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    1. Thank you for being on team daughter! LOL

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  3. Kriste Goldsmith December 2, 2017 — 4:38 pm

    Love the blog idea.

    Real for sure! But Sam’s dad does an artificial tree (for him). What a nice Jewish dad 😉

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Kriste! Real is best is if you can find a good tree. And cheers to Mark for participating for Sam!


  4. I’m Team Ava on this one… nothing beats the smell of a real Christmas tree!

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  5. Real and we are lucky enough to have a cut your own that is close by that has been our tradition for several years. The memories are worth the extra drive and trouble.

    I wouldn’t even let my mom go artificial until just a few years ago.

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    1. That is lucky. And fun. Sounds like you were sharing Articficial Intelligence with your mom!


  6. I’m with daughter! Real tree, real experiences. This is a “real” experience I am trying to spread this holiday season. If you like it, please share it! Thanks, Rita

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  7. We do both! In one room we have an artificial tree (that Julia put up a full 2 weeks ago) and in another room we put up a real tree, which we plan to buy this week. I still think real trees are nicer because of the smell.

    Speaking of balsam smells, thank you for the tip on the Bath and Body Works candle sale! Julia and I scored several irresistible scents, including Balsam Fir! 🌲

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    1. Nice! Variety is good. The more Christmas trees the merrier the Christmas. Glad you got your candles on today too!!!


  8. Artificial. Cause pine needles in July are the worst. Light a nice spruce candle and call it a day!

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    1. Strong reasoning Michelle! We actually save our tree to burn in July.


  9. Maude and Alexanne (12 years old) December 3, 2017 — 1:36 pm

    Fake! And spend time skiing in forest for the reel smell, all winter long!

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    1. Nice! Good definitive answer with a solve for smell!


  10. Fake…because we heat with a wood furnace that dries up a real tree like a prune. We did do real for about 5 years but we only enjoyed them for about a week ,before it became a fire hazard. ..🔥🔥

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