The top 3 tips to help your real Christmas tree last through the holidays
Whether you’ve already picked out the perfect Christmas tree for your space or you’re still researching which type of tree is best for you, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to help your tree last all the way through the holidays. The experts at Michigan State University Extension recently shared their trifecta of tips for making a real Christmas tree last as long as possible.mlive.com
How to Watch “Under the Christmas Tree” premiere for free
Watch this new Lifetime movie for free when you register for Philo (start free trial). Under the Christmas Tree follows a budding holiday romance between Marketing specialist Alma Beltran and Christmas tree enthusiast Charlie Freemont. Watch the premiere of Under the Christmas Tree tonight at 8/7c on Lifetime. Where to watch:You can stream Under the Christmas Tree, along with other Lifetime holiday hits, for free when you register for Philo (start free trial). Under the Christmas Tree is produced by Neshama Entertainment in association with MarVista Entertainment and Wishing Floor Films.mlive.com
Time to start holiday shopping at Eastern Market
With the tree ceremony tonight in Detroit, the holiday season is officially here. That means it is time to deck the halls and hunt for giFt. One place you can do both is at the Holiday Market at the Eastern Market which starts this Sunday, November 21.
Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Metro Detroit
Don’t fret: The end of Christmas can mean a new beginning for your Christmas tree through recycling. After the holidays are over, many cities offer pick up or drop off services for Christmas tree recycling. Here’s a list of some Christmas tree recycling options available to Metro Detroiters:Note: In order for a tree to be recycled, it must be bare of any decorations or accessories that are not naturally part of the tree. Royal OakResidents can leave undecorated Christmas trees at their curb for pick up during the first two weeks of January. If your city is not offering a Christmas tree recycling service, you may be able to drop off your natural tree at a local compost facility.
Here’s where you can drop off your Christmas tree in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – Whether you’re the type that likes to get rid of your tree on Dec. 26 or keep it around for a few more weeks, the city of Ann Arbor provides an ample window for residents to discard Christmas trees. Christmas trees cannot be left out on the streets or discarded on extensions. Instead, the city provides four free drop off locations for Christmas trees from Dec. 14-Jan. 18, 2021. According to the city of Ann Arbor, the following locations at local parks will be open for Christmas tree drop offs from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.:Southeast Area Park located on Ellsworth at Platt. For more information on Christmas tree disposal, winter composting or trash and recycling, visit www.a2gov.org/solidwaste.
Massive tree resists installation: Story behind Palio’s Christmas tree in downtown Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – The Christmas tree on Palio’s rooftop in downtown Ann Arbor aims to bring cheer to all this holiday season -- but how it got there is a different story altogether. “With the closures, there’s so much negativity that comes up in meetings,” said Kimmie Sheldon, director of marketing for the restaurant group. “(In a recent meeting), we all looked at each other and said it just doesn’t feel right not to do it. (Kimberly Sheldon)After several attempts, some bloody knuckles, lots of tree sap and tears from laughter, the tree now stands at its intended spot. Too big for any stand, a contractor who works frequently with Mainstreet Ventures came and built a stand last minute.
Op-ed: At some point, sky-high valuations will matter just like they did for the dot-com busts
The Fearless Girl sculpture wearing a mask stands next to a large Christmas Tree lit up displayed in front of the New York Stock Exchange on December 06, 2020 in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty ImagesIt's not often that celebrity home-buying sprees give me insights into the stock market. However, when I read last Friday about Ellen DeGeneres' purchase of a $49 million house in Montecito, California, I realized that this behavior helped me understand the current exuberant state of the stock market. It was the example of how investors buy what they want, when they want it, at whatever price is necessary, that struck me as the defining character of this current stock market. I have written about the surge in retail trading, a major force behind this phenomenon, especially among people for whom stock trading seems to serve as a surrogate for unavailable leisure activities.cnbc.com
UK nixes Christmas gatherings, shuts London shops over virus
Shoppers wear face masks as they walk in Regent Street, ahead of the new Tier-4 restriction measures, in London, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Christmas gatherings cannot go ahead and non-essential shops must close in London and much of southern England as he imposed a new, higher level of coronavirus restrictions to curb rapidly spreading infections. “It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you we cannot proceed with Christmas as planned,” Johnson said. While London fared relatively well in controlling the virus throughout the fall, the city now has the highest infection rates in England. The move will largely scrap Christmas gatherings in line with the rules for southern England.
Christmas tree sales are telling a holly, jolly economic story
John Williams, left, and his dad Terry, right, both of Salem, carry a large Christmas Tree out of the field together at Tucker Tree Farm in Salem, Oregon, November 29, 2020. Alisha Jucevic | ReutersTree retailers are having a spirited season this year, as Americans staying closer to home due to the coronavirus pandemic are turning the holiday spirit up a notch. Christmas trees are helping paint a bit more optimistic narrative. "People are staying at home and getting a really big tree," Evercore analyst Ed Hyman said in a note. Indeed, each year Americans will buy between 25 million and 30 million real Christmas trees along with another 10 million to 20 million artificial ones, according to Statista.cnbc.com
Detroit’s Christmas tree arrives at Campus Martius
DETROIT – Detroit’s annual Christmas tree arrived at Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit on Wednesday. With so much uncertainty happening in the United States, it’s important to take time to see that there are plenty of good things still happening all around us. Watch the video above and experience a minute and a half of joy during a stressful day. READ: More community coverageWatch the video above for the full story
White House seeks volunteers for the upcoming holiday season
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seeking volunteers to make holiday magic happen at the White House this holiday season. Coronavirus concerns are cutting the list of volunteers to allow for social distancing. Volunteers are expected to wear masks. Applications for decorators and entertainers are now being accepted, to apply and for more information click here.
"World's ugliest Christmas tree" lives on
It's the time of year when Christmas trees are normally being tossed to the curb, but in Reading, Pennsylvania, one tree has become immortal. It's not for the tree's beauty though. Steve Hartman goes "On the Road" for another look at the "World's ugliest Christmas tree."cbsnews.com