How to Buy a Christmas Tree

Ready to deck the halls? Follow these tips and tricks to make sure you get the best deal -- and the best tree for your space!

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When to Buy

If you’re going for the real thing, November is the best time to buy a tree, especially right after Thanksgiving. Don’t worry about it dying before Santa comes -- most trees last at least a month. (Psst...if you’re looking to trade in the fresh for the artificial, wait until January to buy a discounted artificial tree and hang on to it for next year.)

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