We bought a real tree this year. We normally do, but last year I got impatient and put up my artificial tree. I regretted it big time. There is just nothing like having a real Christmas tree. I love walking into the door and smelling it and I love how no two real trees are exactly the same. We had it on our bucketlist to go to the tree farm, but sadly we're not going to make it. The Saturday we had planned for it rained buckets and was so cold. The next Saturday was the same. So, we went the day after Thanksgiving to Home Depot and bought a tree. And? I am 100% happy with it. It's beautiful, smells divine and it's held up pretty dang well.
We immediately changed into Christmas pajamas, turned up the Christmas tunes and started decorating our tree once we got home! It's one of my favorite things to do as a family.