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Picking out the perfect tree

A day after mounds of turkey and mashed potatoes demanded everyone's attention, many decided it was time to get an early start on decorating for the next big holiday. Friday was the official opening for several Christmas tree farms in the area.

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Thomas Cook, of East Lyme, carries one of his family's two Christmas trees out of the fields at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

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Catherine Schmitz, left, of Stonington, piles greens into the arms of her sister Sarah, at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

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Tree carts await Christmas revelers at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown for families to get their Christmas trees Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

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Thomas Cook, of East Lyme, with his girlfriend Sarah Taylor, carries one of his family's two Christmas trees out of the fields at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

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Catherine Schmitz, right, of Stonington, stacks piles of greens into the arms of her sister Sarah, at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

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Frank and Robin Bosworth, of Warwick, RI., walk out of the fields at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown with their granddaughters Makenna Izzo, 8, and Sophia Izzo, 5, after selecting their Christmas tree Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.