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Each year a Christmas tree goes to the village, for display in the square. I excuse myself giving it, on the grounds that, it clears space in the garden, the logs can be burned and it is a Yule Tree celebrating the winter solstice not a xmas tree, and anyway the village is important to me, even though the Christian celebration is not. Tradition does more to keep religion alive than faith, but it is also harder to escape.

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Community celebration is a wonderful thing, sharing joy in whatever holiday traditions are valued.

tinkercreek Level 7 Dec 1, 2019
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Nice! It's been years since I've had a live tree. I love them though.

NoPlanetB Level 8 Dec 1, 2019
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Sounds great! Very nice touch for the village. And always good o show we don’t eat babies all the time.

OwlInASack Level 8 Dec 1, 2019

If only they knew what I am having for lunch on Dec 25th.

@Fernapple shhhh!!! Fried or boiled?

@OwlInASack Slow roasted.

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The US nursery business is dependant on being able to shift from selling plants and related items to selling xmas trees, greenery and ornaments. Things start within a religion, they become part of a culture, and they become important parts of an economy. I am not a fan of kill a tree for Christ either, but I think few in our culture see it that way, it is more just a winter and family celebration that is independant of religious superstition by now.

DavidDuhon Level 7 Dec 1, 2019
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Cutting down trees for a holiday is so wrong

Cutiebeauty Level 9 Dec 1, 2019

Well there’s quite an argument that it’s very good for the environment. These trees are grown specifically for the purpose, and mop up carbon as they do it. At the end mostly they are chipped and mulched - so the carbon isn’t released.

The tree has to go anyway because it is crowding it neighbours. They were planted thickly as a crop, and the final stand needs to be thinned.

I disagree as well. There are green ways to have a cut tree.

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Nothing wrong with enjoying a family day . I invited my Christian friends to a Halloween Party . He came as a Vampire , she came as a Witch , and they had a great time along with my other guests . No conflicts for them either .

Cast1es Level 8 Dec 1, 2019
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Nothing wrong with that.

MissKathleen Level 9 Dec 1, 2019
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