Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Bill Quinn shows us how to choose an artificial or fresh cut Christmas Tree
Tags:Christmas Tree Choosing Tips,monkey see,bill quinn,christmas tree,christmas tree decoration,christmas tree ornaments,How to Choose a Christmas Tree,monkeysee
Grab video code:
Bill Quinn: Hi! I am Bill Quinn with Christmastreeforme. Today, we are talking about how to select the perfect artificial Christmas tree for your home. One of the things that you need to decide is, which tree is right for you, is a Fresh right or in fact an Artificial tree right? Let's talk about it. From the first tree perspective, you would want to stay with the fresh tree, if you like the process, if you have the strong family tradition behind, packing everybody up in the car with a hot chocolate, popcorn etcetera and going to a tree farm and everybody picks out the tree and may be you even you saw down the tree yourself, putting it on the top of the car and bringing it home. Lots of families, they love that process, it is a great process. I remember doing that when I was a little kid and I thought I was that was great. Next is, if you like the scent and the odor that the fresh tree gives us in the house, there is definitely something to be said for that. Next is pruning the tree. If you like to but the tree and prune it in the certain style that you really like but you can't match on the artificial side, then pruning is for you. And then lastly is just -- there are lot of people that they like to take care of the fresh tree. They like to water, they like to clip some of the ends when they when they turn a little bit different or they could turn little off color. So the Fresh tree side, I really believe that a lot of people in spirit, most people in spirit would love to have or prefer to have a fresh tree in their home but for whatever reason they would make the decision to go with an Artificial tree. Now why would they make the decision to switch from a fresh tree to an artificial tree? First is convenience. After the first year you have bought the tree, you liked the tree, you have built new family tradition around the artificial tree, then moving forward, it is the same process every year. You take the tree down, you can set new family traditions around setting up the artificial tree and going through and decorating, it is always the same process. So you have achieve continuity. Next is cost. The payback depending on what height, width and what part of the country you live in, the payback for buying an artificial tree is really an investment. You could get paid back in as few as two Christmas seasons but in some cases it may take four seasons to recover your money. But in my opinion you will always get the payback by the fifth year. Next is just what you can do with an artificial tree? With an artificial tree you can extend your season and what I mean by that is you can set the tree up, prior to Thanksgiving and then you can keep the tree up until sometime into the new year which is really becoming popular to have the tree up before Thanksgiving and then taking it down after the New year, you get more use out it, you get more run into your Christmas. So with that, those are really some of the high level pieces or the high level views one might take to make the decision between staying with using a Fresh tree or moving over into an artificial tree. And now one more point, if you want to have that scent you can always go buy a candle or other things that will make your home smell like a fresh tree. So, with that the next piece we will talk about is the lights. What are the different types of lights that we might use for either our Real tree or our Fresh tree?