Most of us are still coming to grips with the end of summer, but opportunity like this comes once in a lifetime. You can get a free Christmas tree in New Paltz right now and we haven't even gotten to Halloween yet.

via Craigslist

It's between 30 and 40 feet tall and it is absolutely free. It's a Christmas miracle! You cut it down and haul it away and it is all yours. I know we are only in the second week of September, but how can you turn this down? Stick it in water with some aspirin and it should last.The tree is up for grabs courtesy of Craigslist of the Hudson Valley. If I were you I would jump on this quickly.

 

My favorite tree in the Mid Hudson Valley is the one at Marist College. They won't light it up until the end of November, but if the college ever offers it up on Craigslist, I will be over there with my chainsaw before you can say: "You don't have a chainsaw."

 

I hope you enjoyed this brief moment of Christmas joy, even if it comes four months early. Hey, now that I have you in the mood, why not head out and get your shopping done now?