eddysnake wrote:put up our douglas fir today. Got it at a farm, already precut. The house smalls awesome, might sleep by it tonight.
PghSkins wrote:We swear by Canaan Firs (seriously). They're a little more unusual but we have never had a problem with them. They last a long time and smell good. They are native to the Canaan Valley area.
canaan wrote:growing up, we had fake ones. i like the fake ones because of the hassle factor, but the wife insists on a real tree....its non-negotiable.
pittsoccer33 wrote:are the prelit trees ok? I think of them and worry about one bulb going out and the whole thing being a waste
shafnutz05 wrote:Got our real tree Friday night...it's just nice walking in the house and having that pine smell, really isn't Christmas season until you have that. Bringing it home was interesting....the Scouts at the place we get it at failed to secure the front end properly, so as we went down Route 30 the front end blew off the car and was hanging down by my window. For the rest of the 3 mile trip, I had my arm out the window holding the tree down in cold, gusting winds. Pretty sure I had a mild case of frostbite/a pulled muscle.
llipgh2 wrote:pittsoccer33 wrote:are the prelit trees ok? I think of them and worry about one bulb going out and the whole thing being a waste
I bought a pre-lit tree this year. My old tree needed replaced, and Target had a great sale on them.
Went up in a snap, looks really nice and just enough lights (100 lights for a 4 foot tree), and it comes with spare bulbs in case one goes out.
So far I'm happy, but's it's only been a day.