christmas trees tinsel or real?

prosaver
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which is better a christmas tree with green pines , nice smell....
or a space age tinsel tree from the 70 's.... theres only one way to find out.........
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  • Def a real tree for us, I'm thinking of buying a live one (as opposed to cut) and replanting it in a nice pot after Crimbo then leaving it on the decking for decoration next year, very MSE! :money:
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  • wen-tom
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    Def a real tree for us, I'm thinking of buying a live one (as opposed to cut) and replanting it in a nice pot after Crimbo then leaving it on the decking for decoration next year, very MSE! :money:

    i would love to do this :T

    i would prefer a real tree but i have a crazy dog who would destroy it within an hour :rotfl:
  • I love the smell from a pine xmas tree but I hate the needles (we also have a dog)! We did have one on one occasion but it wasnt the same to be honest. Our 7ft artificial one is gorgeous though, and I prefer the way it looks. It is definitely not tacky and it makes the living room feel ever so cosy. I love it. So artificial all the way for me! Will be the same should I get my own place, I am too lazy to be constantly getting rid of dropped needles!
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  • Hello we have a real christmas tree in a pot in the garden which we saved from last year its ok still so this year we shall bring it in again and decorate . think it depends if you don,t mind clearing up the needles .you can get now some fabulous looking artificial trees for me the disappointment would be if i was,nt putting any tree up at all i would nt feel like it was christmas with no decorations up.;)
  • prosaver
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    we had a real tree with roots so you could use it years and years When christmas was over you put it outside....so we did..
    a few days later.... all the needles fell off and it was completely bald....it didnt recover and was still bald in the summer
    I think we shocked it with the cold an all..so much for trying to save money... boo... hoo
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  • prosaver wrote: »
    which is better a christmas tree with green pines , nice smell....
    or a space age tinsel tree from the 70 's.... theres only one way to find out.........

    FFFFFIIIIIGGGGHHHHTTTT!!!!!!

    that's what you were waiting for, right?
  • I always used to have a real tree but they have got soooo expensive that I can't warrant spending the cash on one.
    Funny thing is, once I have put the artificial one up and decorated it, it looks lovely.
    I think it's something we think we ought to have.
    Think MSE before you splurge.
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  • themull1
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    baby_fuzz wrote: »
    FFFFFIIIIIGGGGHHHHTTTT!!!!!!

    that's what you were waiting for, right?



    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
  • themull1
    themull1 Posts: 4,299 Forumite
    We get a real tree from Peter Barratts. Never had needle drop yet. I love real trees, but i also like the fake trees with the snowy branches, and the lights already on.
  • I have bought a live tree this year, hope it lasts!
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