I grew up near the border, when the fresh holiday (Christmas buds) would come during the holidays, the buds were big, tight, and smelled like pine or little Christmas trees. It was dirt cheap and good and lasted a long time. As the season wore on, it got crappy and seedy and then it would dry up, then in Oct, it would start all over again. It gets you pretty ripped, and if you've been on other strains and come back to it, you get annihilated. It's just a different animal all together. I've always liked it.