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Once again we had to have a real Christmas tree.
You know, the kind that dries out even though you cut the trunk fresh and fill it up with water?
and have to keep filling it with water?
and even though you keep filling it up with water, a whole bunch of needles fall off every time you walk by and happen to catch a branch?
The reason we keep getting a big real tree is because our daughter always wants big real trees.
She practically begs. I didn't give in to the huge 12 ft tree, but she wore me down and we ended up with a 9 foot tree.
The very tippy top is over 9 feet tall.
The North Carolina mountains got a lot of rain this year, so all the trees we saw were very bushy
Mr. Fanatic put on the lights and our youngest daughter put on a few ornaments.
Then, they left the rest for me.
A couple of years ago, after seeing how fast a real tree burns, I purchased a manageable 7 ft, pre-lit tree thinking I could get away with it.
Pre-lit trees are so awesome.
Get out the box...
put the 3 pieces together...
plug it in
Of course, you still have to add a few ornaments.
Mr. Fanatic decorated this tree all by himself, with the exception of the burlap ribbon.
I asked him to add the horse ornaments, purchased many years ago, but aren't quite vintage....yet.
Did I say how much I love a pre-lit tree?
Would be very happy to have this be our main tree.
So, do you have a faux Christmas tree or a real tree? Would love to know what you think!