As Christmas is creeping up around the corner, many Brits will be decorating their homes to spread festive cheer.
And since millions will be jazzing up their trees, one woman caused a debate when she claimed only "wealthy" people buy real ones.
The woman says she's only ever bought a fake tree as she believes it's the "wealthy" and "middle class" people who bother with it.
Although she grew up in a working class family, the Scottish mum didn't know anyone had a real tree until a discussion at work.
Sharing her opinion on popular parenting website Mumsnet, the woman sparked a heated debate about Christmas trees.
She said: "It seemed to be that there was a bit of 'snobbery' against those who had artificial trees (maybe that's just where I work)."
She added: "There were those who said artificial trees were just TERRIBLE for the environment.
"Given that most people I know have had their tree for many years, is this really true?
"Cutting down live trees is okay for the environment? I have never had a real tree.
"Growing up I didn't know anyone who had a real tree and in our circles it was usually only the well off people who had real trees."
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The mum continued: "Apologies if this offends anyone, it was just my experience as a child growing up in working class Scotland.
"Some people at work looked horrified at the thought of having a 'plastic' tree."
The woman told how she spent a fortune on a lovely fake tree a few years ago which she still uses today.
She concluded: "What does everyone else have? Do you judge people with fake trees?"
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The mum's post caused quite a stir with over 590 users commenting on the Mumsnet discussion.
One wrote: "Working class, always had a real tree."
Another added: "I wouldn't give any thought to someone's social or financial status in regards to what tree they have. Seems bonkers."
A third admitted: "Middle class always had a real tree. I think there is a lot of snobbery. I love the smell of a real tree."
While a fourth said: "I grew up in a single parent household, on benefits and in poverty.
"We always had a real tree. IIRC it used to cost £5-£10."
Meanwhile a fifth claimed: "I have real, but wouldn't sneer at someone with artificial.
"I have no space in the house to store an artificial tree for the rest of the year."
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