Picking the perfect tree (with photos)

By Megan Carpenter

December 1, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 1:58 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) December first had families heading out to find their perfect Christmas tree, something Molyneaux Tree Farm has helped them do for 67 years.

"You can't beat the ambiance of being out in the snow, getting cold, snowball fights, and out cutting your tree in the field," Staci Molyneaux said.

The Molyneauxs said this weekend was busier than last year, with Thanksgiving falling in the last week of November. That didn't stop them from giving customers a complete experience Sunday.

Families piled onto a tractor that drove them to the Christmas tree field. From there, people dug out the goods, nearly 40,000 of them.

"Cutting down a Christmas tree is a tradition we've had in our family for years and it's something I wouldn't do without," Scott Senko said.

Some said the family tradition is what keeps them coming back. Years later, parents can share the experience with their kids.

"It's a great tradition for us to come here and make a day of it," Cari O'Donnell said, "get our Christmas tree, listen to Christmas songs, put all the ornaments on and have hot cocoa. It's our annual day out together."

Molyneaux Tree Farm has been passed down through generations from 94-year-old Richard Molyneaux. It's something the family has in common with some that come every year.

"We have families that come from multi-generations," Staci Molyneaux said. "Parents, grandparents and grandchildren that have all gotten their trees here."

Richard Molyneaux is also a veteran. He's part of the inspiration behind Trees for Troops. Molyneaux Tree Farm has been shipping their homegrown Christmas Trees to soldiers overseas for the past 45 years.

"Seeing a soldiers standing next to a Christmas tree that came from our farm is pretty empowering," Staci Molyneaux said.

If you want to head to Molyneaux's to pick out your perfect tree, click here for their hours.