Real tree vs fake tree.
Shilpa & Lauren prefer an artificial tree mainly because you can buy it pre-lit and that’s just convenient.
Also, real trees are messier when they loose their needles and there's also the concern about wrecking your hardwood floor when watering the tree.
Both of us were lucky enough to enjoy real trees when we were kids. Lauren grew up on a farm and her family went and cut down a tree each year. Shilpa's family went out and cut down a fresh tree each year as well.
What do you prefer?