The tree in this photos was passed on from my parents to me. I think we first used it! They don’t make them like this anymore. Grinch define naughty Christmas shirt. We love our real tree! If you use LED lights they put off no heat and are much safer then the old filament lights. So far, I’m still getting my real tree every year, but the prices have gone up so much that it’s been hard for me to hold my ground. Putting up an artificial tree can be just as much of a tradition as it is to get a real one. Not my preference. My fake tree never needs watering, doesn’t drop needles, has no bugs, is non-flammable and I didn’t have to hike through the cold to hack it down.