Families Search For the Perfect Christmas Tree - WBAY

Families Search For the Perfect Christmas Tree

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From near and far they came to Whispering Pines in Oconto dressed up like Eskimos in search for the perfect Christmas tree.

"We're looking for a small Christmas tree because we have a cat and we don't want the cat to knock it over, so it's got to be small," says Patti Whiting of Oconto.

"Something about eight feet tall, and as my daughter would say 'chubby,'" says Kevin Fischer of the Town of Brillion.

"Just a nice shape, the classic Christmas tree and just about everyone out here is that way," explains Scott Van Hulle, also a shopper.

While buying an artificial or even pre-cut tree would probably be less work, patrons of Whispering Pines say there's nothing like the look, feel, and most importantly, smell of a real one.

"It's just always fun to go to different places and look for different trees we just enjoying doing that as opposed to buying one that's already cut, because anybody can buy one of those," adds Fischer.

"You enjoy the weather, you're out in the cold, and you're enjoying it," says Whiting.

With Thanksgiving so late this year, owner Dave Vander Velden says they'll be welcoming more last-minute shoppers than ever.

"Typically next weekend which is pretty late in the season a lot of people wait for the college kids to come home and then they come out as a family and cut their tree down and we're not really busy then but we stay busy for those people too, everyone should have a real tree" he says.

If you haven't had a chance to pick up your Christmas tree yet there is still plenty of time. Several farms throughout Northeast Wisconsin report that they're going to be open through Christmas Eve.

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