Families hunt for trees during the busiest weekend of the year for Christmas tree farms in Virginia

BEDFORD, Va. – The refrigerator is stuffed, half-eaten pies line the pantry shelf and the house is a little jumbled from Thursday’s big feast. Thanksgiving is over and many are heading off down a different, more jolly trail.

Tradition and spending time with loved ones—that’s what the holidays are for. It’s the way the Johnson family has done things for nearly two decades.

“Every day after Thanksgiving we come and get our Christmas tree,” Andrew Johnson said.

Searching for the perfect tree at the Dancing Hill Farm is something he looks forward to doing each year with his brothers and sisters.