I'm definitely a fake tree person. As much as I love the smell of fresh pine, the thought of the needles constantly shedding all over my floor stresses me out! I wouldn't be able to think of anything else!
For those who feel my pain, I have a fake tree shopping tip for you...slum it at Family Dollar. While browsing the isles for a giant bag of suckers (or lolipops as they call them here in Boston), I found a 6ft. Christmas tree for $20. If you're looking for something smaller, you can get a 4ft. tree for $10. Can't pass that up!
If Family Dollar doesn't work for you, head to Walmart where artificial trees are $25 and live Christmas trees are $35. Who said you have to go broke this Christmas!?
Target and CB2 have great ornaments to top it off. After everything's decorated, curl up with hot chocolate and a copy of The Nativity Story. Ah winter...