TEMPLE, TX — Now that we officially have leftovers from our Thanksgiving meals, a lot of us are starting to think about Christmas.
And this weekend is usually the one where many families go out to get their trees.
Those at the Robinson Family Farm in Temple are excited to spread the Christmas cheer this year.
“This is my family right here,” Emma Eckerman said about her coworkers at the Robinson Family Farm.
Family during Christmas is something Eckerman said she didn’t necessarily have growing up.
“It makes me feel really good,” Eckerman said, smiling. “I get to help spread that Christmas joy, I’ve never really gotten that, so I like to spread it onto other people.”
The Robinson Family Farm adopted her into their work family two years ago.
Now, she creates special moments for those who come searching for a Christmas tree.
Moments that seem to carry more weight in 2020.
“This year has been crumby as heck,” Lisa Lofts, a customer said. “So I’m just thrilled to death [to be looking for a tree].”
The farm has sold trees at a faster rate than ever and the owner, Brian Robinson, said it’s partially because families are excited to finally celebrate this holiday.
“You know, with everything that we’ve seen going on, I think that there is a little bit more empathy and, more of some of that that Christmas Spirit that people are having,” Robinson said. “At least that’s what I’m seeing out here at the tree farm. ”
As fast as they’re going, he has some advice for those still searching for the perfect tree.
“If you haven't gotten it from me and you plan on doing it, I would suggest you get your four wheel drive truck, come on out here, bring your mud boots and come pick up your tree this weekend,” Robinson said.
Alongside her work family, it’s the customers Eckerman said she appreciates the most.
“They help me spread joy,” Eckerman said. “They spread joy and it just really shows you that there are still good people in the world with everything going on right now.”
Usually, the farm doesn’t sell out of trees until mid-December but at this rate, the owner says to pick up a tree early this week if you want to be safe.