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MIAdragon
12-20-2010, 12:37 PM
I dropped 125 this year, thatís the most Iíve spent (outside Hawaii) for a tree. These holidays are getting rather expensive. :eek:

Norman Einstein
12-20-2010, 12:39 PM
I have a 2 foot fake one that I bought 9 years ago. It's still doing the trick.

Rausch
12-20-2010, 12:40 PM
Whut?

MOhillbilly
12-20-2010, 12:41 PM
0

chiefsnorth
12-20-2010, 12:45 PM
$0 as we are using the same one as last year.

Phobia
12-20-2010, 12:45 PM
Nada. A crap, that's a lie. I think we picked up a secondary tree at a thrift store for $7.

CaliforniaChief
12-20-2010, 12:46 PM
We spent $50 at Home Depot.

Let me break that down:

Tree: $2
Taxes to support the welfare state of Taxifornia: $48.

Seriously, $50.

DaFace
12-20-2010, 12:51 PM
$300 last year, but it's a fake one. I have no desire to mess with real trees, and our living room has a 15' vaulted ceiling, so the little tiny ones looked pretty silly in there.

Hopefully I won't have to buy another tree for a decade or so.

HemiEd
12-20-2010, 12:52 PM
0, nadda. We haven't put up a tree in 15 years, and no decorations at all this year.

It is just us, and we always go back to Wichita for the Holidays, so we don't bother.

When we had kids at home, we decorated to the limit, then it tapered down over the years to the current, nothing. :D

blaise
12-20-2010, 12:53 PM
$70. And we have a fake one, too

Frosty
12-20-2010, 12:55 PM
$5 for a tree permit.

ETA: We have a fake tree but the wife and kids like going out into the woods to get a real one, so the fake one stays in the attic.

loochy
12-20-2010, 12:57 PM
0

This.

Pestilence
12-20-2010, 12:58 PM
$60.....2 years ago for a fake tree.

mlyonsd
12-20-2010, 12:58 PM
$34 for a real one only because I can't stand trees made out of toilet bowl cleaning brushes.

Pestilence
12-20-2010, 12:59 PM
0, nadda. We haven't put up a tree in 15 years, and no decorations at all this year.

It is just us, and we always go back to Wichita for the Holidays, so we don't bother.

When we had kids at home, we decorated to the limit, then it tapered down over the years to the current, nothing. :D

When I was single.......it was this. People at work always used to ask me why I didn't decorate my apartment and put up a tree. Apparently they didn't understand that I was never at home during the holidays....and I didn't want to deal with all of that stupid bullshit.

38yrsfan
12-20-2010, 12:59 PM
$5 for a tree permit.

ETA: We have a fake tree but the wife and kids like going out into the woods to get a real one, so the fake one stays in the attic.

Ditto, except no permit needed and only had to drive 1/4 mile up the road.

Pestilence
12-20-2010, 12:59 PM
$34 for a real one only because I can't stand trees made out of toilet bowl cleaning brushes.

Dude....the Black Hills are full of them....and they're free.

Rausch
12-20-2010, 12:59 PM
Best tree EVAR!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07196996000P

Steron
12-20-2010, 01:03 PM
$55.00

Norman Einstein
12-20-2010, 01:05 PM
$34 for a real one only because I can't stand trees made out of toilet bowl cleaning brushes.

But during the off season you can use them to clean .. well the toilet!

Fire Me Boy!
12-20-2010, 01:07 PM
Fake, $100 on clearance morning after Christmas sale, $50 all said and done.

Bane
12-20-2010, 01:39 PM
0$.I went to a friends place and cut down an 8 footer and brought it home.1st year with a real tree by the way.The last one the old lady bought in a store was round $100 or so I believe.
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JD10367
12-20-2010, 01:51 PM
0, nadda. We haven't put up a tree in 15 years, and no decorations at all this year.

It is just us, and we always go back to Wichita for the Holidays, so we don't bother.

When we had kids at home, we decorated to the limit, then it tapered down over the years to the current, nothing. :D

This. Just me and my wife, no kids, small apartment, and a retarded cat that would take the tree down in 30 seconds if I tried to put one up. And we don't even get each other anything, anyway. Bah fucking humbug.

Mile High Mania
12-20-2010, 01:51 PM
We bought a fake one a few years ago, day after Christmas - it was like 75% off or something... great looking tree for about $40. We use it each year, but every other year when we have Christmas at our house and not traveling, we'll buy a big tree and spend a chunk on it. The kids love it and the wife likes it...

I think we spent about $170 last year on the Griswold tree that we found. So, we do that every other year...

JD10367
12-20-2010, 01:53 PM
0$.I went to a friends place and cut down an 8 footer and brought it home.

Wow. He must've been pissed. Did you at least take all his decorations off and leave them on top of the presents?

DJ's left nut
12-20-2010, 01:55 PM
$29 for an 8 ft pre-lit about 5 years ago.

After-christmas sales kick ass.

Donger
12-20-2010, 01:56 PM
On our holiday tree? I think about $400.00 a few years ago.

Groves
12-20-2010, 02:12 PM
On our holiday tree? I think about $400.00 a few years ago.

Festivus pole?

Bane
12-20-2010, 02:25 PM
Wow. He must've been pissed. Did you at least take all his decorations off and leave them on top of the presents?

ROFL
Nah he has a bunch of land and a small tree farm.

seclark
12-20-2010, 02:30 PM
i don't know what she spent on them, but we have 1 in the dining room, one in my office(she moved all my arrowheads and put up f@ckin decorations:mad:) and one in the basement.

the first year we were married, i cut a cedar tree out of a fence row and just leaned it against the wall in the living room of our rented trailer. after that year, she took over the decorating.
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MOhillbilly
12-20-2010, 02:32 PM
dont mess with secs arrowheads !

HemiEd
12-20-2010, 02:38 PM
When I was single.......it was this. People at work always used to ask me why I didn't decorate my apartment and put up a tree. Apparently they didn't understand that I was never at home during the holidays....and I didn't want to deal with all of that stupid bullshit.

And the really cool part, after the Holidays are over, you don't have to go out in the cold and take stuff down.

You don't have to break an ankle putting it back in the attic. (my wife really did that)

But with children, it is a fun thing to do together, and enjoy together. Mine still talk about those big bulbed blue lights I used to trim the entire house with each year.

seclark
12-20-2010, 02:40 PM
dont mess with secs arrowheads !

word...she knows i'd kick her ass if i could.
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Frosty
12-20-2010, 02:43 PM
And the really cool part, after the Holidays are over, you don't have to go out in the cold and take stuff down.

Eh - I live in Redneckville so I just leave most of the lights up all year (don't turn them on, tho).

But with children, it is a fun thing to do together, and enjoy together. Mine still talk about those big bulbed blue lights I used to trim the entire house with each year.

My wife loves to decorate the house so we currently have lights, snowmen and garlands everywhere. I enjoy the lights. I imagine that we will do this even after the boys move out.

seclark
12-20-2010, 02:49 PM
Eh - I live in Redneckville so I just leave most of the lights up all year (don't turn them on, tho).



My wife loves to decorate the house so we currently have lights, snowmen and garlands everywhere. I enjoy the lights. I imagine that we will do this even after the boys move out.

my wife left me up on the roof to go to town and buy more lights. she did tell the daughter to bring me up a beer while i waited for her.
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Frosty
12-20-2010, 02:51 PM
my wife left me up on the roof to go to town and buy more lights. she did tell the daughter to bring me up a beer while i waited for her.
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LMAO

I don't go on my roof. Too high and steep.

Donger
12-20-2010, 02:53 PM
my wife left me up on the roof to go to town and buy more lights. she did tell the daughter to bring me up a beer while i waited for her.
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Do you use LEDs? Compared to incandescent lights, they use significantly less energy.

bsp4444
12-20-2010, 02:56 PM
Fresh cut cedar from the farm. No cost and the house smells awesome.

seclark
12-20-2010, 02:57 PM
Do you use LEDs? Compared to incandescent lights, they use significantly less energy.

how the f@ck do i know, donger??? she gives me the lights, and i hang the c@cksuckers up on the house while pouting.

leds...incandescent...bullshit!
Merry Christmas.
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Donger
12-20-2010, 02:58 PM
how the f@ck do i know, donger??? she gives me the lights, and i hang the c@cksuckers up on the house while pouting.

leds...incandescent...bullshit!
Merry Christmas.
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LMAO

Just trying to save you a little money. It's pretty easy to tell what kind they are.

HemiEd
12-20-2010, 02:58 PM
how the f@ck do i know, donger??? she gives me the lights, and i hang the c@cksuckers up on the house while pouting.

leds...incandescent...bullshit!
Merry Christmas.
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ROFL

seclark
12-20-2010, 03:00 PM
LMAO

Just trying to save you a little money. It's pretty easy to tell what kind they are.

spare me...they're usually trashed when i yank them down after Christmas in a friggin ice storm anyways.
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4th and Long
12-20-2010, 03:00 PM
how the f@ck do i know, donger??? she gives me the lights, and i hang the c@cksuckers up on the house while pouting.

leds...incandescent...bullshit!
Merry Christmas.
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ROFL LMAO

Frosty
12-20-2010, 03:00 PM
The LED lights are lot better now than even a couple of years ago. I really like them, especially on the tree, since they don't get hot.

Donger
12-20-2010, 03:03 PM
spare me...they're usually trashed when i yank them down after Christmas in a friggin ice storm anyways.
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Our HOA starts sending out nasty letters if they aren't down by mid January. So, when we get a nice day ASAP after New Year's, all the hubbies are outside doing the same thing. It's like the lawn mowing scene from She's Having a Baby.

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Toadkiller
12-20-2010, 03:04 PM
About 30 dollars for an 8 foot noble fir. Oh had a 5 dollar off coupon so 25. But that is because I live in Oregon where they grow the majority of the xmas trees.

seclark
12-20-2010, 03:06 PM
Our HOA starts sending out nasty letters if they aren't down by mid January. So, when we get a nice day ASAP after New Year's, all the hubbies are outside doing the same thing. It's like the lawn mowing scene from She's Having a Baby.

i'm sure i'd be a welcome addition to your neighborhood.:D
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HemiEd
12-20-2010, 03:09 PM
Eh - I live in Redneckville so I just leave most of the lights up all year (don't turn them on, tho).

Our village has a law that they all have to be down by Feb 1, IIRC. Some of these people just go crazy, trying to outdo each other, and it is fun to watch them out there when it is sub zero taking them down.

Some of these goofballs even go crazy with Halloween decorations! One neighbor still had a coffin out in the front yard, after he had already put out his Christmas spread. Where in the heck does he store all that crap?


My wife loves to decorate the house so we currently have lights, snowmen and garlands everywhere. I enjoy the lights. I imagine that we will do this even after the boys move out.
We did for a long time as well, but then it has digressed to the 0 of this year.
If our grandsons would visit this time of year, I would be in the same position as sec. Yes Dear!
Hopefully, someday our decorations will be considered antiques, and we will be in the dough.

Frosty
12-20-2010, 03:16 PM
About 30 dollars for an 8 foot noble fir. Oh had a 5 dollar off coupon so 25. But that is because I live in Oregon where they grow the majority of the xmas trees.

I used to live in Salem. I really miss the trees we could get there. Our favorites were the Grand Noble firs. Since we cut our own "wild" trees now, they tend to be Blue Spruce, which look nice but have no smell and are prickly as hell (keeps the cats out of it though).

We did for a long time as well, but then it has digressed to the 0 of this year.
If our grandsons would visit this time of year, I would be in the same position as sec. Yes Dear!

The nice thing about my wife's snowman collection is that snowmen work for all winter, not just at Christmas.

Rams Fan
12-20-2010, 03:20 PM
$0. I'm Jewish.

Garcia Bronco
12-20-2010, 03:21 PM
Umbrella tree. It literally unfold like an umbrella in 3 piece with the lights already on it

Garcia Bronco
12-20-2010, 03:22 PM
I knew a woman that put a tree in every room of the house with different themes.

J Diddy
12-20-2010, 03:44 PM
I dropped 25 on a fake. It looks like crap but it's got presents under it so the kids are cool. First time I've ever had to coordinate a Christmas. We call it mutt.

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rockymtnchief
12-20-2010, 04:10 PM
Nada

The folks gave me their fake tree so they could get a bigger one for their new house.

If I wanted a real one, I'd just head out to one of the three mountain ranges surrounding here.

Over-Head
12-20-2010, 04:21 PM
NOT ONE PENNY!!!

Just stopped along side of the highway and stole it like a good little Raider fan.:D
Danm you Chiefs are stunned ....:p

Al Bundy
12-20-2010, 04:29 PM
I took the fake one my neighbor threw out last year so I paid zero.

googlegoogle
12-20-2010, 04:34 PM
We spent $50 at Home Depot.

Let me break that down:

Tree: $2
Taxes to support the welfare state of Taxifornia: $48.

Seriously, $50.

wow:eek::doh!:

GloryDayz
12-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Much like most porn star's boobs, mine's fake (and looks REALLY good!!!)...

LaChapelle
12-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Then WTF are those trees in your basement under the growlights for
I would bet they would smell great heated up with old fashion candles

BWillie
12-20-2010, 07:58 PM
We're....uh...Muslims.

http://www.abc.net.au/thingo/img/ep36/santa01.jpg

Baconeater
12-20-2010, 07:59 PM
Mine is 18 years old, and I have no fucking clue what I paid for it.

mikeyis4dcats.
12-20-2010, 08:00 PM
48 for a 7' noble fir at Home Depot