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15 December 2011

Guardian: Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree
In these eco-aware times, what sort of Christmas tree can be justified? Leo Hickman from the Guardian discusses this

It's at this point each December where I begin to feel as if I'm being haunted by the ghost of Christmas dilemmas past. Every year most of us go through the ritual of worrying about which Christmas tree to buy, or indeed whether to buy one at all.

Aren't they just a colossal waste of money? Can such a decadent waste of resources be justified in our (supposedly) eco-aware times? (Such cries have been heard for centuries Oliver Cromwell banged on about the "heathen tradition" of decorated trees, but he had his own all-together-different reasons.)

And then we buckle and relent as the children at our feet whimper and plead with us to get one. So what are the options for those of us who still want to follow this once-pagan yuletide tradition?

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