When it comes to selecting the perfect Christmas tree, each family is different. For some, it's almost necessary that you get an eight-foot spruce to fill that big empty space behind the living room sofa. For others, small-scale living means a short, wide tree is perfect. But there's one thing that families across the nation most certainly disagree on: real trees vs. fake ones.
In my family, it was a bridge we overcame once my brother and I went off to college years ago. While we loved going out together to chop down the tree and the decorating session that followed with the smell of fresh pine wafting through the home -- it wasn't practical once my parents were tackling things solo. Mom and Dad both suffered trying to snag the tree on their own, and soon enough, both of them opted for fake fabulous models from Home Depot. (Believe it or not, they both really do look real.)
So what are the pros and cons about opting for fake over real trees? Read on to find out: