’Tis the season for debating when the tree will go up

Mary Palmer and Jean Bronson decided to put up the holiday tree — with Uncle Sam in the place of honor — at Falls Village Town Hall Monday, Nov. 28. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — The official Falls Village Christmas tree lighting and subsequent festivities are Sunday, Dec.4, which alert readers will note is a full three weeks before Christmas.

Inspired by a Facebook post from Mike DeMazza, noting that the 2011 tree at his Main Street home is up, The Lakeville Journal poked around town, asking two crucial questions: When does your Christmas tree go up, and is it live or artificial?

Ellery “Woods” Sinclair said his family’s tree is not only live, it’s more or less permanent — a Norfolk Island pine they have had for some years now (in a pot).

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