You’ve probably all heard the familiar carol “Oh Christmas Tree,” with its line “How are thy leaves so verdant” (aka green with life) or alternately “With faithful leaves unchanging.” Just as there are many different versions of the song, there are different opinions as to which makes a better Christmas tree: a real one or an artificial one. The New Haven Register had a sound off poll question earlier this week on the topic, asking readers which do they prefer a real or an artificial tree. The opinions were split, but some real tree lovers criticized the rest for “being lazy” or lacking spirit. One woman wrote a letter the next day saying that there is no wrong choice, that it is the ornaments that represent the memories and spirit of the season. (She had recently switched to a fake tree after years of struggling with selecting a tree and once losing a tree along the Merritt Parkway).
So, we put the question to you… real or fake tree? And why?
(Or do you have a favorite ornament?)