“O tannenbaum, o tannenbaum
How lovely are thy branches!”
Have you ever heard of a hybrid Christmas tree? Neither had I! Ross Family Christmas Tree Lot in Royse City (about 25 minutes east of Dallas) caught my eye during Halloween (the family also own Pitchfork Pumpkin Patch) and I liked their Facebook page for updates. Last weekend, I could not believe my eyes when I saw the first photos of their trees; they all seemed to be the perfect Christmas tree shape. I immediately showed the photos to my parents and we headed out the next morning right at opening to scope out the lot.
All of the trees at Ross Family Christmas Tree Lot were in water, a great sign, and were out in stands so you could actually see them. (How frustrating is it when you go tree shopping only to find that most of them are wrapped up?) And what a pretty sight it was. These trees all have the most perfect classic Christmas tree shape. It’s like walking through a Hallmark movie!
There’s a wide range of sizes available. We commented that a few trees were nearly tall enough to go in a mall! I turned around and there she was: my tree. Clearly my tree. I knew it the moment I saw her. I also grabbed a cute sled ornament (only $4.95!) inside while paying for her.
I let my Christmas tree hang out in a bucket outside for a few days (as I always do to let the branches relax and let the tree guzzle water). Yesterday I turned on some Christmas music and trimmed the tree, my first Canadian Christmas tree! Here she is, in all her glory: