Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees?

Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees?

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It's an annual holiday debate: real versus artificial Christmas trees.

As we inch closer to the big day, people are getting their decorations out, including the center of it all - the tree.

We caught up with shoppers at Simmons Farm in Copenhagen.

A recent poll by Siena College on all things holiday found that about half of upstate New Yorkers will bring a real tree home.

"It's a big part of the holidays. You have to have the perfect tree. We've been looking all over the north country. This is our seventh stop today, just looking for that perfect tree," said Eric Gefell, a fan of real trees.

The poll also found that overall, 70 percent of New Yorkers plan to put up a tree this year.

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