Dec 10, 2007

O Tannenbaum

If you're in the market for a new tree this year, you've got a ton of options. Of course, you could get a real tree, but that always seems wasteful (of time, money, and natural resources) to me. You're cutting down a tree, probably getting gouged on the price, it'll shed needles like nobody's business and die soon, it's not pre-lit, and you're just going to have to buy a new one next year. Nah. Not for me, especially when there are so many fabulous artificials out there. (Oh, and a word to the wise: Always get pre-lit; it'll save so many headaches. And if you think it needs more lights, you can always add an extra strand or two.)

For example, you could get one in any number of funky colors. Or what about a tree that does a permanent headstand? It's unconventional nowadays, but is part of a long tradition of upside-down trees (and apparently displays your ornaments much better). And then there's the tree of the future, as envisioned in the 1950s. Perfect if you want to have a very Jetsons Christmas. If you're okay with the idea of dropping just over a grand on a tree, check out this beauty. I know, flocking and glitter sound tack-o-rama, but look gorgeous in person. (Unless they're applied shoddily, I'd imagine.) But be forewarned: Glitter sheds like a biotch.

Or perhaps you're a minimalist and find that none of these trees please you. If so, I've got one more suggestion up my sleeve: this acrylic model. Again, though, be prepared to part with a good chunk o'change.

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