Which do you prefer, real Christmas trees or artificial ones? I used to go with real, but they are expensive, messy, and I don't know if it's a good idea to cut down all those trees. I use an artificial one now, because I got a really good deal on it one year when we were really low on funds. Now, I want to get a new one for this year, which will probably be artificial. I may just use it once more, and wait until after Christmas to get one half off during the post holiday sales. Which do you use/prefer?