Like many other people we planned to do some Christmas decorating after Thanksgiving. We got out our artificial Christmas tree and attempted to set it up only to discover that the base was cracked and that the screws were stripped. Fortunately we had the original paperwork which came with the tree and Rob emailed the company asking if replacement parts were available. Unfortunately the company quickly wrote back and said that they would have loved to send us a free replacement part but that they were no longer available.
So, I've been looking around for trees at several stores this week. We thought if we were getting a new tree we would try to get a pre-lit tree this time. I found some which I really liked but they were already out of stock. I went to Walmart and saw a tree that I liked but discovered that the display model was the only one left and it cost $149.00. Near the display of trees I saw a stack of replacement tree stands which cost $7.50. I bought the replacement tree stand and we were very thankful to discover that it works with our tree! We're actually thinking of buying a spare to further prolong the life of this tree.
So far while Buddy and Ryan both have been very interested in the Christmas tree it is still standing firm.
When I was a teenager we had a cat that actually climbed up our real Christmas tree. Another year we had a tree which had pine cones on it and as the tree warmed up the seeds from the pine cones would "pop" out of the tree and go flying across the room.
Would any of you care to share any Christmas tree stories?
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