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11/25/04

Christmas Tree Season

Thanksgiving's the unofficial kickoff for the Christmas season, and that means a lot of people will be busy buying Christmas trees this week.

In theory, A&A Christmas Trees in Okatie, South Carolina, wasn't even open for business yesterday, but people weren't waiting. At least a half dozen trees were sold.

Thanksgiving Day is really just a test run; the day after is when many people begin their tree buying.

"Over the years I've learned that it's going to be real hectic," said A&A's Jerry Youngblood. "We're going to have kids running around. It's fun. It's a lot of work, but it's fun."

Youngblood says he's expecting upwards of 200 families to stop by today, each one meticulously searching for that one perfect tree. He says some of the things you should look for in a tree are a nice straight trunk and above all freshness, so you can be sure it will last through the holidays.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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