I am too cheap to buy a Christmas tree. We live out in the country with spruce trees and balsam firs everywhere. Why would I spend money on a tree that is dead? Unfortunately the spruce and balsam trees on our property have branches that are spaced too far apart to make a good Christmas tree.
So for the last few years the girls and I go out on our property and get three balsam fir trees about six feet tall. We then each drag one to the house and I put them together to make a Balsam Fir Christmas Tree.