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What Christmas tree?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Fatmarley, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    We've always bought cheap ones that either fall apart or look tacky when they're up.
    We've got one of those snowing ones but it takes up loads of room and the little polystyrene balls end up everywhere.
    I don't want a real one because the needles falling off do my head in.

    Any suggestions for a good quality tree?
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  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Snowing ones?
  3. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Shame on you…

    (This should have been sorted in July :D).
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  4. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    This is the exact same one we have.

  5. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    When the whole point of a Christmas Tree is to cover it in as many visual distractions as possible on the outside, how much does it matter what it looks like on the inside?
  6. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Fibre optic with coloured spinny wheel in the base.
    1) Get it out of the loft.
    2) Fit the base and bend the branches as uniform as you can.
    3) Switch on so you can see where the fallen off plastic stars go.
    4) 15 minutes after step 1, job completed.
  7. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    I always decorate the tree, and use tons of different coloured tinsel, balbals and other stuff that the kids have made at school etc, but it does look quite tacky. The GF just wants something that gives you that warm, cosy feeling.

    Here's a tree that looks similar to ours after I've decorated it:

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  8. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    It’s October.
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  9. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    We’ve always had a real tree despite the PITA aspect of falling needles. Last year we didn’t bother as it was only the two of us. Mrs H found a teeny-tiny fake tree that someone had left outside their house prior to moving, and we used that instead.
  10. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    I quite like the look of those. Looks easy to put up too.
  11. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Real tree.
    Up Dec 1st.
    Down Jan 2nd.
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  12. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    I know, time is getting on, there’s been mince pies in the shops for at least 2 months now.
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  13. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

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  14. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    I think you need Balsam Hill Christmas trees. Full price is pretty steep, but they’re often on sale (70% off). We’ve had one for quite some years now. Looks brand new once it’s out of the bag and decorated.
  15. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    I expect there will be a shortage of real trees due to not enough elves or whatever can justify a massive price hike. This will also triple the price of artificial trees.
  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

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  17. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    We had a John Lewis artificial one for years (decades actually). It was very realistic and the branches folded up for storage and it was in three sections so you could choose a height if space was limited. I’m sure there’s something similar out there these days. We have real ones now but I don’t find needle shedding to be a problem.
    (p.s. if you wait till January they will define cheaper :D)
  18. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    Nice-looking trees, but unfortunately a bit rich for us at the size we want.

    We are going to take a look at this one today -
  19. Amormusic

    Amormusic pfm Member

    Exactly. We're only 62 days away!!! These are exciting times!!! Get festive!!!
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  20. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    Indeed. Now is the time to panic buy Christmas trees. Even if you don’t need one.

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