Back in Oklahoma, we used to go to the tree farm the weekend after Thanksgiving, pick out a tree, and pay for it. Then the weekend before Christmas, we’d go back and cut it and bring it home, so we’d have a fresh tree for the Christmas season.
Last year we decided not to have a tree, because of the kids and the pets. That worked out so well that we’re doing it again this year. Bill can put up lights outside!
We go to a local Christmas tree farm and get the biggest tree we can find, usually 9-10 feet. I can barely get it in the patio door. Oddly, the big trees are the cheapest ($16) because they are in very low demand. Luckily, the ceiling in the living room is about 20 feet.