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Christmas Tree

Real tree before Thanksgiving
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Real tree after Thanksgiving
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Fake tree before Thanksgiving
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Fake tree after Thanksgiving
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I leave it up all year round
1
1%
Tree? What tree?
10
11%
I don't do Christmas. But when I do...
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9%
Christmas sucks.
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Postby The Cosmos » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:32 pm

Describe your Christmas tree tradition. Do you put up a real or fake tree? When do you put it up? How do you decorate it? Do you put up a tree at all?
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Postby Kemalist » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:34 pm

I'll buy a fake one. I think the cutting of real trees just for this purpose should be banned to protect the nature.
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Postby Mavorpen » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:37 pm

Kemalist wrote:I'll buy a fake one. I think the cutting of real trees just for this purpose should be banned to protect the nature.

Uh... You do realize that either way, something in nature will be destroyed to make the materials for the fake trees, right?
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Postby Moving Forward Inc » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:47 pm

The Cosmos wrote:Describe your Christmas tree tradition. Do you put up a real or fake tree? When do you put it up? How do you decorate it? Do you put up a tree at all?

Out back my house has about 20 pine trees.
5 of them are about 5 metres high, another 5 about 3 metres, and the rest are 2 or 1 metres.
Every year what we do with the bigger trees is my sister climbs to the top with a rope, ties it around the tree, chucks me the other end of the rope, climbs down, I pull on the rope, and then she grabs an axe and cuts it down.
We give out the trees to extended family and friends, as well as our neighbors, and one gets put in our lounge.

Oh yes, and the trees are absolutely illegal. Ftp.
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Postby Mavorpen » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:47 pm

Moving Forward Inc wrote:
The Cosmos wrote:Describe your Christmas tree tradition. Do you put up a real or fake tree? When do you put it up? How do you decorate it? Do you put up a tree at all?

Out back my house has about 20 pine trees.
5 of them are about 5 metres high, another 5 about 3 metres, and the rest are 2 or 1 metres.
Every year what we do with the bigger trees is my sister climbs to the top with a rope, ties it around the tree, chucks me the other end of the rope, climbs down, I pull on the rope, and then she grabs an axe and cuts it down.
We give out the trees to extended family and friends, as well as our neighbors, and one gets put in our lounge.

Oh yes, and the trees are absolutely illegal. Ftp.

DUDE THATS SO HARD CORE!
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Postby Dilange » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:49 pm

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Postby Moving Forward Inc » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Kemalist wrote:I'll buy a fake one. I think the cutting of real trees just for this purpose should be banned to protect the nature.

Yeah, trees which are made out of cheap plastic which environmentalists protest against all the time because the waste gets sent to 3rd world nations, killing animals and people.
You're best off doing what my family does.
Cut down a few trees in the forest but make sure that larger amount will grow next year.
It's called sustainability.
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Postby Moving Forward Inc » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Mavorpen wrote:
Moving Forward Inc wrote:Out back my house has about 20 pine trees.
5 of them are about 5 metres high, another 5 about 3 metres, and the rest are 2 or 1 metres.
Every year what we do with the bigger trees is my sister climbs to the top with a rope, ties it around the tree, chucks me the other end of the rope, climbs down, I pull on the rope, and then she grabs an axe and cuts it down.
We give out the trees to extended family and friends, as well as our neighbors, and one gets put in our lounge.

Oh yes, and the trees are absolutely illegal. Ftp.

DUDE THATS SO HARD CORE!

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Postby Broccoli » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:02 pm

We do a fake tree and a real tree. We do the fake tree the day after Halloween and the real tree the day after Thanksgiving. :)
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Postby The Cosmos » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:19 pm

We do a fake tree and pile up the ornaments so it looks like a pile of toys. :p
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Postby Azakhia » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:24 pm

Christmas Tree Discussion.

Every year, my wife says that we will buy a Xmas tree around 12/10-12/15. And it must be at least 6ft tall, and must look a certain way. End of discussion. :rofl:
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Postby Liriena » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:29 pm

In my area, we use fake trees after Thanksgiving.

Reason 1: 'Cause there's no pine trees anywhere near Buenos Aires.
Reason 2: 'Cause we Argies don't celebrate Thanksgiving, nor do we eat turkey.
Reason 3: 'Cause it's cleaner and prettier than any tree I could probably purchase. Not to mention it can actually hold every single Christmas tree accessory without a single branch breaking.
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Postby Abatael » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:51 pm

I'm a minority, when it comes to this.

We buy a real tree, and we put it up after Thanksgiving, sometime in December, like December 1st.

We decorate it with some lights and then those other ornaments and an angel at the top.

We also put the gifts we buy for each other under the tree as the days go on, and "Santa" puts the rest of the gifts that he got for us allegedly, and he puts them there on Christmas Eve night, and, when I wake up, all of the presents are there.
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Postby Mavorpen » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:52 pm

Abatael wrote:I'm a minority, when it comes to this.

We buy a real tree, and we put it up after Thanksgiving, sometime in December, like December 1st.

We decorate it with some lights and then those other ornaments and an angel at the top.

We also put the gifts we buy for each other under the tree as the days go on, and "Santa" puts the rest of the gifts that he got for us allegedly, and he puts them there on Christmas Eve night, and, when I wake up, all of the presents are there.

Strange.When I wake up, there's usually strippers.
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Postby The Akasha Colony » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:02 pm

We used to have a real tree at our old house, but one year my aunt catalog-ordered a fake tree, which was mysteriously delayed. She called the company and they sent another, but then the original also arrived, so she had two and gave us the other. Since then, we've used that same tree, which would have been necessary anyway since we had increasing numbers of heavy ornaments which the natural trees we bought in the past were becoming unable to support. The light strings that came pre-wired have been steadily failing to we keep stringing more each year, so the 'tree' by now is almost half light wire, although it's hard to tell once the ornaments are attached.

Tree normally goes up after Thanksgiving, and it usually takes a full weekend to get the decorations up across the house, between the tree, garlands, snow village, and other miscellaneous decorations. We also started wrapping the trees out front with lights, but that's no longer a Christmas thing since we just leave them there year-round. The decorations stay up until some point in January. We have a series of rotating themes that switch off every year, the current ones being Nutcracker, Santa, Hawaiian, and Chinese. From what I hear, Nutcracker is this year's theme (not at home at the moment).
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Postby Vetalia » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Kemalist wrote:I'll buy a fake one. I think the cutting of real trees just for this purpose should be banned to protect the nature.


Most of them are grown on farms specifically for the purpose of being used as Christmas trees.
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Postby Distributist Chestertonia » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:32 pm

We used to buy real trees. But for the past few years we put up a fake tree.

Who keeps a tree all year round? :blink:
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Postby TaQud » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:36 pm

Basically it will look the same as the tree on my flag. (though the tree will be artificial...)
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Postby Atollus » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Tree? What tree? My mom puts up a tiny fake tree every year but for myself I don't bother. Then again I'm not much of a holiday person.
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Postby Nidaria » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Mavorpen wrote:
Kemalist wrote:I'll buy a fake one. I think the cutting of real trees just for this purpose should be banned to protect the nature.

Uh... You do realize that either way, something in nature will be destroyed to make the materials for the fake trees, right?

True, but a real cut tree can be used for only one year, while a fake tree can last for many years.
I help set up a fake Christmas tree after Thanksgiving. There is no real point to preparing for Christmas before Advent begins
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Postby Dyakovo » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:07 am

I really don't celebrate christmas anymore, so don'y have a christmas tree tradition...
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Postby Fnordgasm 5 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:08 am

I don't put up any decorations at all. It's just me and my younger brother in my house. Seems rather pointless to decorate it.
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Postby Reggae Magmia » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:16 am

My family uses a fake one. We put it up the day after Thanksgiving or the week after, and we usually leave it up until close to Valentines Day. We decorate it with ornaments and red, green, and white lights.
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Postby Of the Free Socialist Territories » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:22 am

Kemalist wrote:I'll buy a fake one. I think the cutting of real trees just for this purpose should be banned to protect the nature.


Sustainable forestry exists for a reason, you know, so you can have your Christmas tree without needing to worry about "destroyed nature".
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Postby Nationalist State of Knox » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:27 am

I put up a fake tree sometime in December. I do fake simply because it's easier, and evergreen trees are unheard of here in England. Apart from that massive row of conifers out back.
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