We always like a real Christmas tree for the holidays. The other day, my wife and I got our McShea family Christmas tree (no, not an adventure like getting the Griswold family Christmas treee), but we did get the perfect Christmas tree. During these later "Frog Days of Fall", for those of you looking for the perfect Christmas tree for your home, I have a few suggestions.

You may be asking yourself, "What makes the perfect Christmas tree, and how do you know that the tree you just bought is the perfect one"? Good question, and I'm glad you asked.

Here's how you know that you have just gotten the perfect Christmas tree:

1. It costs $20 more than you planned on spending.

2. It's way too big to fit in your car trunk.

3. It takes two to three people to lift it.

4. It's 11 inches higher than your ceiling.

5. It's trunk is so wide, you'll need to do some creative sawing to get it in the stand.

And most importantly, it's the perfect Christmas tree because it's going to be in your home with your family, and that makes any tree perfect.