Some Say it's of the "Older Generation"
Among issues in Christmas tree debates is whether to go with a flocked or un-flocked tree. In the 1950s and 60s that spraying down the family Christmas tree with fake snow hit the height of popularity, according to Mental Floss. Both natural and artificial Christmas trees can be flocked, but people tend feel as strongly about their opinion on flocking as they do about their political affiliation.
The whole point of flocking a Christmas tree is to create a look and feel of a white Christmas. Flocking is designed to look like soft mounds of snow adorning the needles and branches of a holiday tree, arguably nature's own Christmas decoration. Though nothing can rival the beauty of pure, sparkling snow, modern technology and methods have created flocking that replicates it better than anything else. Flocked Christmas trees, whether artificial or natural, offer a soft white foundation with hints of greenery peeking through upon which to arrange lights, garland, and ornaments.
Those in the non-flock camp typically have one of two arguments, sometimes using both, for justifying against flocking. First, they point out that flocking is kitschy, from a by-gone era that, while nostalgic, is far from fashionable. Second, they consider flocking over the top, burdening a tree with too much decoration that takes away from the look. These people believe less is more and, though they may have a healthy collection of decorations, don't like to clutter their trees up with more than is necessary.
The nice thing about contemporary tree flocking is that you can choose the level you want. These days, Christmas trees can be lightly flocked to create a look of a tree delicately dusted with snow, or more aggressively flocked to appear as if it were the morning after a snow storm. Having these options offers more choices than ever when it comes to decorating for the holidays.