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Numbers Don’t Lie--Christmas Trees Remain the Centerpiece of U.S. Holiday Celebrations

    December 11, 2014...Seventy-eight percent of U.S. households, or more than 94 million, will display a Christmas tree in their home this holiday season, according to a survey conducted by the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA).

    Of those Christmas trees displayed, 81 percent will be artificial and 19 percent will be real.

    "Celebrating the holidays with a Christmas tree has never been easier," said Jami Warner, Executive Director of ACTA. "Consumers have so many wonderful options when it comes to choosing their tree, be it real or artificial. From the many different sizes, shapes, colors, varieties and price points available, there really is a Christmas tree for everyone," she added. read more»

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