Christmas is less than a week away, and by now, most people probably have their Christmas trees up. The big question; however, is do you have a real tree or a fake tree? Personally, I have three fake trees up this year across the house. We love being able to take out our trees out from the garage each year; however, there is something special about getting a real/live tree. Millions of families each year take part in the tradition of either chopping down their own tree from a farm, or picking up a real tree from vendors. In 2019, it is estimated that 26.2 million live/real Christmas trees were purchased, with 350 million Christmas trees growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. at any given moment.

In regards to the most popular, best-selling species in The U.S. are:

  1. Fraser fir
  2. Noble fir
  3. Douglas fir
  4. Basalm fir
  5. Scotch pine

Where does New York land on the list for Christmas tree production? At least in the Hudson Valley, it feels like we have an abundance of Christmas farms and vendors around to choose from. Just traveling down Route 9, I can think of at least 5 stops where people can pick up a tree from a parking-lot vendor. Well, New York does rank within the Top 15 Largest Christmas tree growing states according to Pick Your Own Christmas Tree.org 2021, but where exactly? Which state is Number 1? The rankings may surprise you! Take a look below to see the rankings for 2021, and learn a little bit about the statistics and fun facts for those states.

 

Top 15 Christmas Tree Growing States in 2021

This is the list of the 15 largest Christmas tree-growing states in the United States, from lowest to highest, ranked by Pick Your Own Christmas Tree.org.

You May Be From the Hudson Valley if Your Christmas Card Includes...

If you included any of these things on your Christmas Card this year, or anytime really, I think it is safe to say you are from the Hudson Valley.

13 Things on My Adult Christmas List

Though my Christmas list has changed from fun and youthful to boring and practical, I would light up like a small child if someone took care of any of these things for me this holiday season.

Marist College Christmas Tree 2021

It's that time of year for Hudson Valley citizens to flock to the bright lights of Marist College to bask in the glory that is the Marist Christmas Tree! We highly recommend making a trip in person, but here are some of our photos to hold you over until you can make the trek.

Hudson Valley Decides if Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

As one person mentioned in the comments, “this is literally asked every year,” but it needs to be asked until the ruling is unanimous! In regards to those in the Hudson Valley, it is getting close. A few people came to bat and gave examples as to why Die Hard carries the yuletide spirit.