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Vote: Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree?

Everyone has their take. Once and for all – who is right?

SOME QUESTIONS TEAR even the most united of households apart, and this is one of them.

For some, the smell of a real Christmas tree is the entire season in a bottle. It simply wouldn’t be the same without that inimitable pine smell infusing the house. It’s distinctive, and it’s totally Christmassy.

For others, the pine needles, hassle, admin and then resulting disposal headache associated with Christmas trees just isn’t worth the smell… Especially when, let’s face it, you can get a Yankee candle that smells just like it these days.

This year, we’re asking readers of What makes a real Christmas for you? We want you to tell us how YOU do Christmas.

So whether your house is more like this…

Annie Spratt Annie Spratt

… or like this…

Yule Glitter Paul Davidson Paul Davidson

… we want you to have your say on the right, correct, acceptable variety of Christmas tree.

Vote: Real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree?

Poll Results:

Fake all the way (4818)
100% has to be real (4285)
I'm a grinch and get no tree (279)
Other (please specify in the comments) (161)

From our family to yours, happy holidays from Budweiser. This Bud’s for you.

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