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Christmas is right around the corner, and many people already have their trees and decorations up. But for some, the tradition of putting up the trees and decorations isn't until Christmas Eve.

There are three types of Christmas tree shoppers according retail employees. People who buy before the Christmas season, people who buy during and those who wait until after the holiday for a clearance tree.

But it all comes down to convenience.

"Because of the time frame. It gets so busy, if that item is done you feel pretty good. And it also puts you in the mood to get going. Because it goes very fast. And here I am on what? The 23rd, shopping," says shopper Judy Zhorela. 

It's not just the convenience of shopping and set up, there's also the matter of keeping a clean house.

"The one nice thing about the artificial trees is that the clean up is a whole lot less. And there is potpourri and sprays  that you can get on them for that scent. There is a lot of people that like to go out and cut down their own trees but the artificial tree does have that clean up factor," says Target employee Teresa Hambrick.

Traditionally, some people wait until Christmas Eve to set up the tree.

"Let's let this time be a time of perpetration. So that we wait, we wait, we wait, and then we get to rejoice," says Father Nick Schneider. "One year I snooped, and I figured out what I was getting and all. The whole time of getting ready for Christmas was lost. I was like I know what I'm getting, I know what I'm getting. It's just what I want, except I didn't want it then."

Not to say that there's one right way to put up your tree. As long as the family is together fun memories are sure to be made.

"But as kids we would either decorate a tree outside with the popcorn strings. But in really cold years, where I grew up, we had tumbleweeds, and we'd spay them white and we'd decorate them out on the deck," says shopper Heidi Leintz. "And then we'd put them out on the trees in the backyard."

It's not too late, you can still buy both live and artificial trees.

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