We have always had a real Christmas tree until....
after the festivities two years ago my husband and daughter headed off to the recycling point at the beach with the tree tied on top of our car.
On entering the beach carpark the tree got wedged between the metal arch to keep campervans out and the roof of the car. My husband decided to live on the edge and pushed on the accelerator and the consequences were brutal. The trunk of the tree smashed the back window.
We now have a faux tree!