ELGIN -- With Christmas approaching, people observing the holiday usually head to a home improvement store's parking lot or roam through acres of trees to find the perfect Christmas tree.
Marc and Twyla Nash of Elgin Christmas Tree Farm want everyone to experience the latter, with a steaming cup of cocoa in hand and "O Holy Night" playing in the distance. Their 40-acre farm is full with rows of luscious firs of all shapes and sizes.
They've been keeping a close eye on their crop through the year. The couple says the last few years have been tough on the trees, but recent rains have them thriving.
Twyla Nash says she is grateful customers did not give up on them.
"We appreciated all our customers that stuck with us through the drought cause we will acknowledge that we didn't have a product that we were very proud of over the years," said Twyla. "But this year and last year we are feeling very happy and blessed."
The recent cold weather hasn't been all bad. Monday night's freeze actually forced the firs into hibernation which puts them in a better shape to be cut down and last throughout the season.
And just in time, the Nashes say for Central Texas families to continue their own Christmas traditions.