Now that most of us have our Christmas trees up for the season we thought it'd be a good time to ask; real or fake?

It is the center of attention at the holiday gathering and is usually doted on by one member of the family.  It's their territory.  Don't touch.

On this week's Erwin Pawn Tradio Show we asked the big question, "real or fake tree" and we got a good response.  Callers were overwhelmingly in favor of artificial trees 28-14.

I'm with them.  Nothing beats the consistency and safety of a good fake Christmas tree.  And it's better for the environment.  Artificial trees look better to me.  Tree dressers have to try really hard to get real ones to look real.

Rule #6 of the Erwin Pawn Tradio Show rules this week was inspired by several holiday scrooges I came across last week.  I must have encountered most of the Amarillo mute community because nobody said thanks for any door I held open.  In keeping with the season Rule #6 was "Use your voice in thanks, song and praise".

The cheapest, best Christmas gift you can give is the one of civility and kindness.  Let's keep Amarillo the nice city we know it to be!