Picking out the perfect Christmas tree


Dozens of families across southern Colorado ended their Black Friday by picking a Christmas tree. 

“I want the perfect Christmas tree,” said 3-year old Liam. 

All five of Grandpa Tittel’s Christmas Trees locations opened their gates for the first time on Friday, marking the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. 

“You see these gray hairs,” owner Jerry Tittel said. “That’s not all from raising kids. Some of them are from selling Christmas trees for the past 51 years.”

Their lots are filled with thousands of Christmas trees, ranging in size, shape, smell and cut.

“We carry a variety of trees from four-foot trees to 18-foot trees,” Ryon Tittel said. “The tree has to fit the family.”

But what’s the secret in keeping a Christmas tree alive throughout the holidays? The Tittel family said it’s all about adding enough water.

“You got to put water in there every day, especially the first two days,” Jerry said. “It drinks half a gallon the first day.”

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