So it's Christmas, and you're going to get a tree. Used to be, there were only two choices: dead tree or fake tree. Well, not anymore.
Now, in the Los Angeles area, you can actually rent a real live tree. That's right: you can rent a bonafide Christmas tradition, throw decorations all over it, water it well, and have it picked up after the holiday. That means no pine needles everywhere. No watching this vibrant live thing wither, dry up and die in your living room. No hauling it out to the curb, where the once proud plant is reduced to stand alone kindling, awaiting some sort of municipal wood chipper. Alternatively, renting a real live tree also means not buying some fake plastic thing, pre-lit, with zero personality that must be stored away, year after year, in a spider ridden shed in the backyard.
The trees are available up to about seven feet tall, and you have four varieties to choose from, so you should be able to find a tree to suit. Plus, it's delivered to your door (unless you're outside of the delivery area, in which case they'll ship it to you and you pay some shipping costs). Go online and check it out at www.livingchristmas.com. It could make Christmas, your living room floor, and one tree's life so much brighter. And much less dead.