The Christmas season doesn't officially start until dark green conifers show up in living rooms festooned with blankets of light and tinsel. But while the tree heralds the season's beginning, it's also belies a darker, sometimes-vicious debate — should we get a real tree, or make do with a fake?

Jim Braude and Margery Eagan opened it up to listeners to solve the dilemma. Do you opt for the fake fir to save money, or to be eco-friendly? Would it still seem like the Christmas season without the yearly trip to the tree lot? Let us know in the comments below, or at our Facebook page.

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