Great tradition, if they’re live & planted!
I know my family has some odd traditions, but they don’t seem odd to us. I don’t like that he was judged for a tradition that he obviously enjoys and hurts no one else. Trees are generally cut down in August or offered up for cutting yourself, so unless he went in someone’s yard and cut down trees, I think they have a very nice tradition!
Is his last name Cunningham ? I’m thinking of the Happy Days’ episode where Howard brought home an aluminium tree.
I think he looks like the Walton father who was Jethro’s father as an older man.