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DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,335
edited November 2020 in The cake stop
Your favourite Christmas Tree ?
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Christmas Trees 44 votes

Artificial Tree
38%
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Nordman Fir
27%
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Lodgepoll Pine
2%
DeVlaeminck 1 vote
Fraser Fir
2%
bompington 1 vote
Norway Spruce
4%
pinnompatts 2 votes
Other
11%
ddraverHarry182elbowlohstep83webboo 5 votes
None
13%
johnnyfartpantsverylonglegsWheelspinnermagoo289poptart242bm5 6 votes
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,335
    Lodgepoll Pine
    Think it's actually lodgepole not poll but anyway - you can't get them anywhere now.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,462 Lives Here
    Artificial Tree
    I'd go with none as it's still November, might leave this for 10 days or so
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    edited November 2020
    Artificial Tree
    According to TV this morning there are actually fashion rules as to what you can put on your tree. 🤔😱🤬. I voted but sod 'em, do what you like!
    I can't be bothered with the hassle of live trees any more. Nicer though.
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  • Artificial Tree
    Mine is from Woolworths.
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,468
    Artificial Tree
    Artifcial, far more cost effective and real ones are just never consistent enough. We do have a real one outside usually but it takes ages to pick one that is good enough, there's always a gap in the braches or the tip isn't quite right etc. Our first artificial one lasted over 20 years and we now have a very realistic looking one, it wasn't cheap but over its life it will probably work out less than half the price of having a real one each year. The wife loves decorating the tree and though I'm biased I think she is better than most of the ones doing it professionally in top stores or on TV sets. I'll have to get all the stuff down this weekend for her, we usually wait for the first weekend in December but this weekend is close enough. Last year's effort - the photo doesn't do her work justice.


  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,112
    Other
    "Other" - $25 from Ikea
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,166
    edited November 2020
    Other
    The missus always gets a real tree. This year my daughter is taking her to some where near Sherrif Hutton where you cut your own down for a tenner. Sounds like some bloke has just found a wood and stuck a sign up “ Xmas trees for sale”
  • Artificial Tree
    Ours has been up since saturday....



  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,462 Lives Here
    Artificial Tree
    With the new regime of working from home the EPO has a desk in the front room in the middle of the bay looking out, that is where the tree should go. We need a bigger house. If she moves into the dining room where I'm working she'd try to exert control over the music choice and I'm not listening to Christmas songs all day long.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    Artificial Tree

    If she moves into the dining room where I'm working she'd try to exert control over the music choice and I'm not listening to Christmas songs all day long.

    Oh yes you are!
    Officially panto season now. 😉
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,130
    Other
    Other.

    The ones that only appear when its just before Christmas, not a month before.
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  • Artificial Tree

    With the new regime of working from home the EPO has a desk in the front room in the middle of the bay looking out, that is where the tree should go. We need a bigger house. If she moves into the dining room where I'm working she'd try to exert control over the music choice and I'm not listening to Christmas songs all day long.

    Put a row of trees inbetween, like a yule-tide hedge.
  • Artificial Tree
    Christmas trees!?!?
    In November???
    F*cking no chance!

    Ours will go up one week before Christmas and go down on the 3rd January without fail.

    As for what type, it's artificial every time. The OH goes to town on Christmas decorations. Me, I'd quite happily go without altogether.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    Artificial Tree
    Cargobike said:

    Christmas trees!?!?
    In November???
    F*cking no chance!

    Ours will go up one week before Christmas and go down on the 3rd January without fail.

    As for what type, it's artificial every time. The OH goes to town on Christmas decorations. Me, I'd quite happily go without altogether.

    Agreed! 100% Apparently this is a "special" year though. Can't deny some joy.
    Some lights up. I am managing to hold out on the tree. For now...
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,154
    Other
    Other, but I don't think I've ever been given a choice of species!
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  • Artificial Tree
    pblakeney said:

    Cargobike said:

    Christmas trees!?!?
    In November???
    F*cking no chance!

    Ours will go up one week before Christmas and go down on the 3rd January without fail.

    As for what type, it's artificial every time. The OH goes to town on Christmas decorations. Me, I'd quite happily go without altogether.

    Agreed! 100% Apparently this is a "special" year though. Can't deny some joy.
    Some lights up. I am managing to hold out on the tree. For now...
    Do it now.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,773
    none this year for the first time in my life but normally always a huge real one
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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,468
    Artificial Tree
    Cargobike said:

    Christmas trees!?!?
    In November???
    F*cking no chance!

    Ours will go up one week before Christmas and go down on the 3rd January without fail.

    As for what type, it's artificial every time. The OH goes to town on Christmas decorations. Me, I'd quite happily go without altogether.

    Doesn't seem worth the hassle for such a short time.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    edited November 2020
    Artificial Tree
    Pross said:

    Cargobike said:

    Christmas trees!?!?
    In November???
    F*cking no chance!

    Ours will go up one week before Christmas and go down on the 3rd January without fail.

    As for what type, it's artificial every time. The OH goes to town on Christmas decorations. Me, I'd quite happily go without altogether.

    Doesn't seem worth the hassle for such a short time.
    I know someone who decorates the house on the 20th December. It is all removed on Boxing Day. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything. I keep quiet. 😉
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 52,706 Lives Here
    Nordman Fir
    Any of the firs tbh
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,188
    Artificial Tree
    Got a cat innit
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  • None
    Waaaaay too early! I've not bought a Xmas tree for the last few years - Mrs only likes 'real' versions and they're too expensive these days so replace the tree with booze.
  • Artificial Tree
    I didn't think the poll was "have you put your tree up yet"?
  • Artificial Tree
    Stop being so miserable and get the tree up.

  • Artificial Tree
    Pross said:

    Doesn't seem worth the hassle for such a short time.

    My sentiments exactly.

    However the OH will spend gazillions on needless tat so it'll all have to go up at some stage, but with me working flat out until at least the middle of January and the OH working huge shifts at the local hospital, the actual need to wallow in Christmas one-upmanship seems pretty pointless to me.

    That we are both working 12hrs+ on Christmas Day and the OH is spending a few days with her family from Boxing Day, as long as she stays C-19 free, the need to decorate everywhere just seems to be about creating work for the sake of it.

    I've got far better things to do with my time than that, catching up on sleep, for a start , but as ever she'll be wearing the trousers while I just doff my cap, for a quiet life :lol:
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,468
    Artificial Tree
    Please tell me no-one on here indulges in tacky outdoor displays? We have people across the road with giant inflatable Father Christmas and Nutcrackers on their lawn, they'll also have their machine going to blow fake snow (foam) in the next few days no doubt.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,759
    Artificial Tree

    Mine is from Woolworths.

    Mine too, although I have a vague recollection we may have purchased a new one in January. I guess I'll find out at the weekend when I venture into the loft.
  • Artificial Tree
    Tashman said:

    Mine is from Woolworths.

    Mine too, although I have a vague recollection we may have purchased a new one in January. I guess I'll find out at the weekend when I venture into the loft.
    Ours was B&Q about 20 years ago, pre-millennial...
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,204
    Artificial Tree

    Waaaaay too early! I've not bought a Xmas tree for the last few years - Mrs only likes 'real' versions and they're too expensive these days so replace the tree with booze.

    The perfect compromise.



    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Artificial Tree
    pblakeney said:

    Waaaaay too early! I've not bought a Xmas tree for the last few years - Mrs only likes 'real' versions and they're too expensive these days so replace the tree with booze.

    The perfect compromise.



    You wouldn't want to slip off a chair putting fairy on that.
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