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Local Christmas tree farms cater to Christmas tradition

CANTON, TX (KLTV) - East Texans braved the rain and the cold this past weekend to make sure they get their live Christmas trees from their local Christmas tree farm.

"When you come out, people are very traditional. If they get their tree the Friday after Thanksgiving, they will come out the Friday after Thanksgiving rain or shine and get their tree because that is what they do," said Kama Bozeman, Owner of Yesterland Farm in Canton.

That's exactly what Brian and Marly Knapp were doing with their one-year-old daughter, Abbey.

"When we got married she had a fake tree that we put up for a few years, and I was like, we can't do that anymore," Brian said.

Brian and Marly said it's important to them to continue shopping for a Christmas tree as a family.

"Just continuing tradition. It's an important thing for us and we want it to be important to (Abbey) and important for our second daughter that's on the way," Brian said. 

And Bozeman said every family she sees at her farm feels the same way.

"As far as a Christmas tree, that is what we center our Christmas holiday tradition around. That's what our centerpiece for our decoration is in our home. And so a real tree with the fresh scent, I mean, nothing smells better or gets you into the Christmas spirit faster than a real tree in your home," she said.

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