I grew up with real Christmas trees until I realized the the glory that is the fake tree!

The world changed when I discovered the wonder that is the fake Christmas tree! Here's a picture of my precious Christmas tree, complete with an awkward picture of me as a baby on the wall. 

This guy, who I just named Carl, Carl the Christmas Tree, is an absolute wonder. He's simple, easy to please and doesn't require much attention. He doesn't ask much of you, but still does just as much work as a real Christmas Tree. He stands tall and shines all through December just for you.

I'm telling you fake trees are the way to go and here's a few reasons why...

 

  • 1

    When you're all out of Christmas spirit it's easy to take down with minimal mess and pine needles

    So we all know eventually once Christmas has passed we have to take everything down and tuck it away for next year. By this time we're all Christmas'd out and the Christmas spirit has subsided. The last thing we want to do now is deal with extra mess and frustration, like thousands of tiny pine needles all over the house.

    Fake trees won't leave you with all the annoying needles and are so easy to take down pack up and put away! You don't have to drag that sucker out of the house and throw your back out... just pack her up and put her away... simple. as. pie.

    Joey
  • 2

    No weird animals and bugs hiding out in your tree getting into your house

    We've all seen the movie Christmas Vacation (if you haven't you haven't really lived), but just think back to the squirrel scene. The Griswolds have their tree, but apparently some critters had it first. A squirrel leaps out and sends the house into a total Christmas frenzy!

    You know where squirrels and other animals DON'T live? In fake trees!

  • 3

    Fake trees don't die

    Real trees are just so needy. It's like you gained a giant green piney pet. You have to water it and make sure it doesn't die. Nobody wants a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

    Fake trees require ZERO upkeep. Once it's up, it's up. no need to check the water or anything... just let it sit there and look beautiful all season long!

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  • 4

    No need to lug that tree home on the top of your car

    So you've picked out "the perfect tree"... again. Now how do you get that big boy home? Hope you brought some rope and a big car because that tree is NOT going to fit on top of your smart car. Then you have to drive home extra slow so it doesn't slip off and you don't blow all the branches and needles off.

    A fake tree comes in a nice easy to carry box. Usually, the box even has a handle! It fits nice and easily into your trunk or back seat. Simple and easy... no fuss.. no muss

  • 5

    No need to hunt down the "perfect tree" every single year

    Every year you have to go out and find the perfect tree all over again. It has to be the right height. It has to be full enough. It has to be tall enough but at the same time not too tall. It's like a torturous Christmas version of Where's Waldo.

    When you have a fake tree, all you have to do is go hit a department store, head to the holiday section and grab one. You can even get one with a frosted snow look, or even just an all out white one. From that year on you have your tree! The same wonderful tree that protected all your presents and gave you great memories from last year!

    So don't waste your time with these giant annoying real trees anymore! Go Fake or Go Home!

    Evan Sharboneau