Dont put up a tree
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
Fake, cheaper, easier, done.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
Fake. We used to do real but we have gas heat which means I end up with needles everywhere. Plus, we do not put it up until a few days before Christmas which makes it harder to find a real one. The Christmas tree farm we used to go to is closed by the time we get around to doing it. I also just hate killing a tree for no reason and the live trees are such a huge pain to deal with.
Artificial tree. In fact, since this is the best time of year to buy one (50-75% off regular price), I bought a new one pre-decorated with pine cones and berries. While I love the smell of pine trees, I don't believe in celebrating Christmas by killing a tree. My parents lived in Virginia. Every year they'd buy a live tree, then plant it on their property after Christmas. Where I live it's too hot and dry for pine trees to survive a summer even with special care, so artificial is best for me.