I love my fake Christmas tree. We resisted for many years and hauled in the real thing. The set up and clean up were a pain. The trees never seemed to stand up straight then came putting on the lights after untangling them (no matter how carefully I put them away) and hoping they'd light up. Then came the time to take them off with half the dead dry needles that I had to sweep up so they wouldn't ruin the vacuum.Then came the fake tree. The set up and take down are a dream. Just plug in the lights that never come off and voila! It doesn't look like a real tree but I love it - the limbs are strong enough to hold those heavy ornaments that used to little the carpet under the real tree. I really, really heart my fake Christmas tree.