This year is the earliest I have ever had a Christmas tree I think. We went Friday after Thanksgiving to cut down a tree. I guess you would call it 'Black Friday Christmas tree shopping" There was a lot of trees to pick from they were all so pretty. We go to http://cokertreefarm.com/ I have been going there since I was maybe 2ish. I have had a real tree for more than 25 years of my life. I love them. There isn't anything like a real tree!!!