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Christmas tree farm opens for the holiday season
NOME- by Haley Bull
Thanksgiving may be over, but Christmas is just around the corner. Many Southeast Texans started looking for the perfect holiday staple Saturday, a Christmas tree. Beavers Christmas Tree farm in Nome opened for the holiday season, bringing people young and old together for a holiday tradition.
"It started with my parents and now that I have my own family we do it with them," Pete Shay said. He shopped for a tree with his wife and two young children Saturday.
"We come out here every year after Thanksgiving and we like to get a Christmas tree. It kind of wraps up the whole aesthetic of Christmas, the sights, the smells," Shay said.
For many people at the farm, picking out a Christmas tree is a tradition passed on generation to generation.
Michael Smith was at the farm with his wife and two sons.
"Something we've done as a young couple and now our kids are getting to experience it. Maybe one day they'll do it with their kids and their grand-kids," Smith said.
There are 1,700 trees for sale to pick from ranging in size from five to twelve feet tall. The trees start around $32 but sometimes, it's about more than the price. It's about finding the perfect tree.
"We like 'em big and fat and wild," Sydney Smith said. "Smooshed up against the top like a Griswold tree." Her and her brother went to the tree farm with their father, a tradition they've had since they were young.
Owner Bob Beavers said picking out a tree is a way to kick off the Christmas season.
Saturday at the farm, people came together to find a tree and a little holiday spirit.
"Everybody's got a smile on their face and it's really fun," Beavers said. "No grinches on Beavers Christmas Tree Farm. No grinches allowed on Beavers Christmas Tree Farm."
The farm is open 1 p.m. to dark during the week and 8 a.m. to dark on the weekends. It will stay open until Christmas Eve.