I love everything about Christmas with the exception of one thing: REAL Christmas trees.

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My big, beautiful fake tree was up before Thanksgiving and I love it. I just don't understand why anyone would want to deal with a real tree. I don't get it at all. Getting them in the house and in the stand is a huge pain and creates a huge mess. You have to make sure there is enough water every day. And when it's all over with, you have to figure out a way to get rid of it. Plus, they're a major fire hazard.

Maintaining a real tree just seems like a huge amount of added stress (and work) that I don't need or want right now. I admit, they do smell nice and that's not something I can get with my plastic version. But if you want the smell of a real tree, just get a candle.

Some families just like going to a tree farm, finding that perfect tree, cutting it down, and bringing it home. I guess I'm more of a simple, "indoorsy" person. I have a 6.5 foot pre-lit Christmas tree and for my family and me to enjoy each year and it's perfect.

So whether your tree is real or fake, I'm hopeful that it brings joy to you and your family. That's really all that matters.

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