Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which means Christmas is following closely behind! So in the spirit of Christmas Jr. Month, let's talk about Christmas trees. I bet you are in a debate about a real tree vs. a fake tree, right? Well, I have some facts that should help ease your mind about buying a real tree and what a study says about when to buy your tree.

A new study concludes that the best time to buy a Christmas tree is on ... Christmas Eve. I would never have thought that the cheapest time to buy a tree would be the last day to buy one -- insert blank stare here -- I am not sure about the rest of the world, but I am sure that I didn't need a survey to tell me the cheapest time to buy a tree would be at the "day before Christmas is over, Christmas tree blowout sale." The survey goes on that the worst day to buy a tree is on Cyber Monday, which again doesn't make sense to me. What they should do is flop these two! Cheapest time to buy is Cyber Monday (while everyone else is shopping online) and the most expensive time to buy is Christmas Eve ( that's what you get for waiting until the last minute).

If you are in a moral battle over cutting down a Christmas tree, you are not alone! However, the National Christmas Tree Association isn't going to let you down. they have posted some facts to let you know it's OK to get a real tree:

  • In the U.S. alone, there are currently over 350 Million Christmas trees  growing on Christmas tree farms being watched over by real farmers.
  • For every tree that is harvested they plant 1-3 seedlings in its place.
  • Also, Washington is one of the top Christmas tree-producing states.

For more facts about Christmas trees you can visit the National Christmas Tree Association website.