The countdown is on to Christmas Day and December 1 tends to be the date that many families like to start decking the hall and - forget the sprig of holly - go all-out with a sparkling and glitter-strewn frenzy of decorations.
Top of the festive things-to-get list is, of course, the tree and putting it up is always guaranteed to bring on the Christmas spirit.
Some may ponder the decision 'fake or fir?' but an ever-growing number of people love having a real Christmas tree which, as well as using about 10 times fewer materials and five times less energy than artificial trees, they can smell wonderful.
Aside from the pleasure of decorating it, half the fun is going out and choosing a tree in the first place.
For many families it is as much a festive tradition as pulling crackers and singing carols.
So for those of you who want to snuggle up in nostalgia and revel in the aroma of pine, here’s our list of where to buy your tree (most of them will sell artificial varieties too as well as Christmas wreaths and mistletoe).
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