The Best Artificial Christmas Trees
O, Christmas tree. O, Christmas tree. How lovely are thy fake branches. Yes, we said it. Although artificial Christmas trees are as polarizing as college football rivalries in the South, they can look beautiful and have many benefits. With the stresses of everyday life coupled with all of those December demands, there’s no shame in going faux; even our own Grumpy Gardener sings the praise of the artificial tree. If you’re sold on buying one, be sure you know all the facts and read our pre-buy checklist before clicking “add to cart.” Whether you’re looking for a 7.5-foot green tree or a tiny tinsel table-topper, these are the best ones around. With a fake Christmas tree, you can spend your holiday time with family and friends, and keep it up and decorated well after the holiday season has come to an end. There's no carrying a cumbersome tree home from the Christmas tree lot. You won’t have to worry about watering your tree or cleaning up messy pine needles all season long either. This Christmas, we've made it even easier for you to consider going faux by choosing the best ones on the market that will make the seasons merry and bright. Grumpy approved.
From Tall to Tiny, These are the Best Faux Trees
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If your lighting preferences change year to year, go with an unlit tree like this 7.5-foot faux spruce.
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Don’t worry about getting caught up in Christmas light tangles with this 6-foot faux fir Christmas tree with clear lights.
Classic Multi-Colored Lit
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Multi-colored lights are fun and cheery, but putting them on the tree isn’t. Make your life easier with this 7.5-foot faux fir that features 700 colorful lights.
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Dreaming of a white Christmas? This tree looks like it was plucked straight from a snowy forest.
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Don’t waste time plugging and unplugging all the Christmas lights to see if they still work. Buy a pre-lit tree and enjoy your holidays.
Skinny Green Unlit
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If you don’t have space for a big tree, think skinny! You can easily store a tall, skinny tree.
Skinny Green Lit
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This 6.5-foot pencil tree will be easy to store because it doesn’t take up a wide circumference.
Skinny Green Multi-Colored Lit
Buy It: $87.99; amazon.com
If you’re a multiple-tree family, consider an affordable tree with colorful lights for one room.
Skinny Flocked Unlit
Buy It: $89; amazon.com
This fluffy tree will add wonderland whimsy to any room.
Skinny Flocked Lit
Buy It: $199.93; amazon.com
Already flocked, already lit—this tree is ready to go time and time again.
Short and Stout Unlit
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If you want more than a tabletop tree but don’t have it in you to decorate a massive 7-footer this year, a 4.5-foot tree is the ideal size.
Short and Stout Lit
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Take the work out of decorating with a pre-lit tree. This stocky little guy will happily fill any corner.
Tabletop with Pinecones and Burlap Base
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This rustic little tree will be adorable in a snowy window this winter.
Lit Tabletop with Burlap Base
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Every room deserves a little Christmas cheer, so lighten up with tabletop trees that are easy to put up and take down.
Tall Tinsel Tree
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If you’re all about sparkle, why not have a silver tinsel tree?
Tabletop Tinsel Tree
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Even the littlest spaces need decorating, and this tinsel tree will add just the right amount of oomph.