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Dad's overreaction to fake Christmas tree suggestion has the Internet in bits

When it comes to Christmas trees, you're in one of either two camps- real tree or plastic tree. 

Whatever side you come down on, both sides can have some strong opinions. 

But this Dad really takes the debate to a whole new level. 

Madison Napoli captured footage of her father, Joe, reacting to a suggestion that they get a fake tree this year:

Speaking to Buzzfeed News, Madion said that her family get a real tree every year and that her mum's suggestion of a fake tree was just to wind her father up. 

He clearly didn't take it as joke though. 

"He's pretty over-dramatic at times," she revealed. 

"Do you know they're bad for the environment?" Madison overheard her dad grow sincerely concerned. She took the opportunity to record the conversation "to see how the conversation played out." 

We're so glad she did. 

"The whole thing is freaking plastic!" Joe shouts. 

Nor does he take the suggestion that they get a candle to create the smell of a real tree well. 

In the end, he slouches out in defeat:

"I don't know what's happened to you and I know I can't solve it, so I'm just going to let it go." 

The hilarious exchange has quickly gone viral, with the geniuses of the Internet turning poor Joe into a meme: 

Don't worry about Joe though, Madison confirmed that they did in fact get a real tree this year. 

Christmas can rest easy. 

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