The 11 Stages Of Getting A Real Christmas Tree

There can be no substitute for the real deal!


1. Finding the tree of your dreams.

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You didn't think a tree could be this symmetrical.

2. Not knowing if it will actually fit in the house.

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But it will... no matter what.

3. Choosing that perfect spot.

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"Wait, is it blocking the TV?"

4. Keeping your pets away from it.

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"I know it looks tasty but it's really not for eating."

5. Putting up the lights.

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So shiny!

6. Then the decorations.

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Less shiny but still important.

7. And, of course, the topper.

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Just be careful not to knock it all over!

8. Getting that amazing pine scent all through the house.

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It smells like Christmas!

9. Constantly picking up pine needles.

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Like, constantly.

10. Basking in all the sweet Christmas tree glory.

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Sometimes you think you'd like to be a Christmas tree.

11. Having all the feels when you have to throw it out after Christmas.

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"But it's my baby!"

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