Can you remember how it felt the first few times you saw a Christmas tree put up in your living room? The most traditional in these parts is the Norway spruce, the first tree popularly used as a Christmas tree in the UK. The oldest living member of the species is a tree in Sweden called Old Tjikko, whose 9,560-year-old root system far predates Christmas, Christianity and the Coca-Cola truck.
Nothing beats the familiar scent of a real Christmas tree and this festive season, bargain hunters will be pleased to learn that IKEA’s now-famous £5 deal is back. The offer is available in IKEA stores across the UK and will run from November 22 until December 22. Will you be buying a Christmas tree from Ikea this year?