A Montana Christmas Tradition OR a Pain In The You Know What?

I am so excited.  My favorite time of year is almost here.  That’s right, Christmas Season is just around the corner!

I know, I know, we haven’t even done Thanksgiving yet…or Halloween.

It doesn’t matter, in the House of Derek, Christmas decorations go up November 1st. Since I was a little boy, Christmas has always been a big deal for me.  The music, the decorations, the food, all of it…it’s just a really special time.

It’s been several years since I spent Christmas in Montana and this will be my wife’s first, so we are currently having the debate over the Christmas Tree.  Do we go real, or do we go artificial?


If we do go with a real tree, do we go full Montana and go out, pick a tree and cut it down?  I realize that is very Hallmark Movie-like, but I see a whole lot of things going wrong.  I’m thinking, less Hallmark and more Clark Griswold.

I feel like most people are on one side or the other on this whole thing.

I was raised with artificial trees, so I’ve never had a real one.  My wife, she likes the whole “real tree” experience. For me, it’s probably the

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