Growing up, I always had real trees because my dad would take us bright and early the 1st week of Christmas and let us help choose a tree, and we'd strap it back on the car and all go home. I definitely want to do this as a tradition with my kids one day, but right now she's not even 2 and won't appreciate it as much, so DH and I are going to continue to put up the fake tree for a few more years until our kids get older. I'm partial to REAL trees though, I love the smell of fresh pine in the house - it makes everything feel so festive and alive! What about you? Real or Fake?