For years we would only have a real tree. Now, being there is just the two of us, we have switched to a plastic tree.
I have the kind that are pre-lighted., add a few shiny balls, and presto, Christmas is ready.
No more shedding needles, or falling over. Now if could keep the cat from trying to climb the tree, all would be fine.
Oh yeah, I forgot, we string cherrios around for mini bagels, and call it a bagelett tree, for Earl, Shalom.