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Do you put up a natural or artificial Christmas tree?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 25, 2012

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Photo of Amelia Wilson

“ We put up a Christmas tree every year. We prefer the real kind. It’s the scent.”

Photo of B.J. Koppe

“ We do artificial. We used to cut one down, but that gets to be too much hassle.”

Photo of Laura White

“ I prefer artificial. It’s cleaner and no maintenance.”

Photo of Dustin Tracy

“ Artificial. It’s cheaper in the long run. You don’t always have to haul it from the farm every year, and it’s still a family event decorating it. ”


Eddie_Haskell 5 years ago

Would you like a little white balance with your flash? I'm tired of these seasonal questions. All I can say is I once had a stripper girlfriend who loved to dance to "Bridge of Sighs" by Robin Trower. That's not a very sexy song but it sure as hell was when she danced to it. When I hear "Bridge of Sighs" I usually thing of a dirtbag nodding off on a filthy couch with a needle stuck in his arm. Next, Andini.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

. . . . "Nobody likes christmas trees, . . nobody? . . .

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Kill a tree for Jesus?


I prefer my neighbor's tree. I can see it through the kitchen window. That's close enough.

Maddy Griffin 5 years ago

Why do so many trees have to give their lives for our entertainment every year?

CHEEZIT 5 years ago

Not true. The guys on Mythbusters put like a thousand of the old lights with the big bulbs on a dried out tree and nothing!!! They had to short out the cord to get the tree to burn!

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

Or buy a live tree either in a container or B&B. Stick in the ground somewhere even if not in your yard. Plant it somewhere.

Frankly I would be happy without a tree. There are so many nice lights and ornaments why not simply decorate the house...... curtain rods,christmas scenes on the piano,decorate the kitchen,dining room etc etc etc.

Or if nothing else simply enjoy ourselves with or without a tree.

Crazy_Larry 5 years ago

An aluminum pole. It requires no decoration. Very high strength-to-weight ratio. (Same answer as last year.)

parrothead8 5 years ago

Followed by the "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength," correct?

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

Our tree looks real, but it's not. Call it artificially natural.

LadyJ 5 years ago

Amazingly, my color wheel still works.

beatrice 5 years ago

Is Laura a fairy or a member of the Kindle family? She appears to have an inner light.

It certainly couldn't be the remarkable need for the photographer to learn how to use a flash camera already. Nothing says "We don't care" quite like a newspaper publishing a bad photograph. Doing so time after time after time is just lazy.

LadyJ 5 years ago

Actually Roe is not being truthful with you guys. He sent me a picture of his Christmas tree.

verity 5 years ago

Yes, that is what I pictured in my head when I saw Roe's comment.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Just goes to show . . . Ain't no secrets on the Internet . . . .

LadyJ, how you gettin' pictures of my, . . parts room?

LadyJ 5 years ago

You would be surprised what you can zoom into with Google Streetview Numerous nude people, people urinating in public, people caught committing crimes, dead bodies and even a woman giving birth on a sidewalk. Just google "Google street view caught" for some fun.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Ima gonna need a bigger tree . . .

verity 5 years ago

Santa ain't bringin' you that this year.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

diamonds / . . . in the rough?

Ah . . . coal!

verity 5 years ago

I bring out some real red and green candles---sometimes I forget to put them out until after Christmas. I celebrate the Winter Solstice, it's so much more fun than Christmas.

gl0ck0wn3r 5 years ago

Binary question? Why does the LJW exclude the Jews?

avarom 5 years ago

I decorated my stripper pole......I look real nice coming down only wearing My Santa Hat....Mmmmm 8-)

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