I think you can clearly see that the tree I have is not a “real” Christmas tree. I mean, you need flocking or snow to put white on a real one, right? It’s not a big thing as to what a person puts in their house around this time of year. Unfortunately, some people make it a big thing. There is apparently a feud I am not aware of going on.
First, in order to understand the feud, we have to define “real.” I mean, my tree exists in the dimensions of time and space. That’s not a hologram blocking my patio door.
But apparently, for a tree to be “real,” some insist that it has to have been growing in the ground at some point. I guess that’s fair.
Now, why is there a feud in this? There’s usually a good reason a person has either a real tree or a fake tree.
Honestly, I would prefer a real tree….
…but I’m allergic to real ones. I break out in hives while putting on the ornaments. It’s been that way since childhood.
Now that you know why I have this particular tree, why don’t we look at the reasons people are feuding, and why none of them really hold water in the sense of a feud.
The first one is, environmentalism. Apparently, having the tree I have is an environmental hazard, unless you keep it for some years. If you look back on Christmas decorations past, you will see that I have had this tree through what is now three decorating phases. I have had this tree since I decorated Christmas in purple, decorated Christmas in gold and silver, and decorated Christmas now in red, gold and silver. It’s been at least five years. Having a tree you can keep instead of throw away is very nice, as far as I am concerned.
Another one is the smell of pine needles and such. Unfortunately, some people are also allergic to this, including my mother. We don’t even change our air freshener scent for the season – where we have an air freshener.
There are more reasons, and I’m sure you can look these up.
However, I am not going to insist I feud with other people about Christmas trees. There are bigger things to be offended by. Poverty and racism, for example.
Usually, there is a really good reason behind a person’s choices. I have stated mine.
The best question, when you don’t understand the choice a person makes is this: