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Sales of Real Christmas Trees Rise


DENISON, TX -- Christmas tree sales are one indicator about the strength of the holiday-shopping season.  This year, indications are business is good.  KTEN's Chris Severy reports. 

This holiday season has been better so far for Christmas tree farms than last year's, when worries about the economy sapped sales.  Last year, sales of real Christmas tree dropped about 10-percent.  But according to Charlotte Cathey, of Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison, this year it seems like families are opting for a more traditional Christmas.  She said, "people are still coming out and keeping their family traditions going, even with the bad economy and with our farm that's basically what it is, you come out as a family and do it together."  Elves Christmas Tree Farm still has plenty of trees available.  They're open this week from 3-5pm each day, then 10am-5pm on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday.