It's a little laate in posting, but our Christmas season starts off the Friday following Thanksgiving. As a family we go out and get our live Christmas tree. We usually go out for breakfast before hand too, but this year we opted to get pizza and bring it home for lunch as we decorate. We also usually go to a local tree farm in town, but they plan to 'close shop' in the near future - not planting any new trees, so the selection is quite sparse. But even if not, i've been wanting a Frazier Fur tree, and they don't grow in our neck of the States, so i knew it would have to be a pre-cut tree. The dark photo doesn't do it justice but it's a really good looking tree. we ar all quite pleased.