Real Christmas trees are the bomb. Their piney smell permeates every corner of the entire house, and should you brush against them, you are destined to become insatiably itchy.
Their artificial brethren are no match.
Until it hits January 2nd.
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The branches are limp. Baubles and tinsel droop towards the floor. The life-green thistles are turning baby-diarrhoea brown. And the smell of Christmas is suddenly about as endearing as the thought of consuming another slice of cold ham. #nothanks.
No doubt at this point, you violently shake the decorations off the tree, toss it out a window onto the curb, and make it the problem of the universe.
Not anymore, though.
Councils are well and truly sick of the annual tree clean-up, and are advising that there is a correct way to dispose of our real Christmas trees.
The answer? The magical green bin.