Last year we had a real tree, this year we opted to get one of the so called "half trees." We weren't sure how it would look and it takes some getting used to, but we love it! It's pre-lit and looks even better decorated. It looks real and doesn't take up a lot of space, which we like. We also have access to our back door. That was a big plus as well. Our cat Bullet loves it too. He loves to sleep on the tree skirt.
Side view of our "half tree." I told Terry we probably could've gotten a real tree and cut half of the limbs off and get the same effect, but that would've been too much work :0)