I'm a grinch. Or a Scrooge. Or something. I just don't see the appeal of Christmas trees. Why should I cut down a perfectly good, oxygen-making, habitat-creating, living tree? And for those who implore me to "just get a fake one then, you tree-hugger," answer me this: do fake trees not just use up resources (plastic, fuel, etc.) that could be better used elsewhere? And why on earth would I want to go through the trouble of assembling a pretend tree? I have real trees outside where they belong! BAH HUMBUG. Whew. I feel better now.