Fake Tree, Fake Christmas?

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Some people think that having an artificial Christmas tree might also mean that your Christmas is artificial. However, I disagree. My family and I have always had a “fake” Christmas tree and I think our Christmases are just as great as anyone else’s. We still have family Christmas traditions and the fact that our tree is fake will never change that. My family and I still wake up early, open presents together, and then enjoy spending  the whole day in our pajamas together. I don’t think having a real Christmas tree can make real family time like that any more special than it already is.

I personally also think that fake Christmas trees are better than real ones because you can use them year after year, but when you get a real tree, you have get rid of it and get a new one the following year. Maggie Chaffin, a reporter for the Valley Tribune elaborated on this topic by stating, “I think fake trees are more practical because they’re less messy and you don’t have to buy a new one each year.”

I don’t think having a real Christmas tree can make your Christmas more genuine, as long as your day is well spent. If you spend your day surrounded by family, friends, or whatever makes you happy, the type of Christmas tree you have really shouldn’t matter. “I don’t think it matters if you have a real Christmas tree or a fake one, I think it’s just how you spend your Christmas,” stated Chloe Barker, another fellow reporter for the Valley Tribune.

According to thetimenews.com, in 2015, 99 million homes were planning to have a Christmas tree with 81 percent using an artificial tree and 19 percent using a real one. This is a huge difference, and it favors my opinion that real trees will not make your Christmas any more real than someone else’s.  Whether your family has a real tree or a fake one, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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