CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Whether they don't want to clean up the mess or they are allergic to the smell, there are all kinds of reasons people choose to put up an artificial Christmas tree every year instead of a live tree.
However, just as no two real trees are alike, there's quite a difference in appearance and quality between fake trees, too.
Consumer reporter Kristen Miranda went straight to some artificial tree experts to find out for you exactly what to look for when tree shopping to ensure you get a quality tree.
She learned you don't have to break the bank if you know what you're looking for.
You can see a preview of her reporter here. The full story airs Tuesday at 11pm on WBTV.