The Best Artificial Christmas Trees to Buy This Year

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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 praises 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 season merry and bright. Grumpy approved. These are the best artificial trees on the market.

Classic Unlit

Classic Unlit
Amazon

BUY IT: $129.99 amazon.com

If your lighting preferences change year to year, go with an unlit tree like this seven-and-a-half-foot faux spruce.

Classic Lit

Classic Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: from $72.99; amazon.com

Don't worry about getting caught up in Christmas light tangles with this six-foot faux fir Christmas tree with clear lights.

Classic Multi-Colored Lit

Classic Multi-Colored Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: $209; homedepot.com

Multi-colored lights are fun and cheery, but putting them on the tree isn't. Make your life easier with this seven-and-a-half-foot faux fir that features 550 colorful lights.

Flocked Lit

Flocked Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: $284.99; amazon.com

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

Skinny Green Unlit
Amazon

BUY IT: $94.35; amazon.com

If you don't have space for a big tree, think skinny. You can easily store a tall, skinny tree.

Skinny Green Lit

Skinny Green Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: $190.39; bedbathandbeyond.com

This six-and-a-half-foot pencil tree will be easy to store because it doesn't take up a wide circumference.

Skinny Green Multi-Colored Lit

Skinny Green Multi-Colored Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: $86.99; amazon.com

If you're a multiple-tree family, consider an affordable tree with colorful lights for one room.

Skinny Flocked Pencil Christmas Tree

Skinny Flocked Unlit
Amazon

BUY IT: $84.99; amazon.com

This fluffy tree will add wonderland whimsy to any room.

Flocked Lit Pine Christmas Tree

Skinny Flocked Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: $116.28; amazon.com

Already flocked, already lit—this tree is ready to go time and time again.

Short and Stout Dunhill Fir

Short and Stout Unlit
Amazon

BUY IT: $69.99; amazon.com

If you want more than a tabletop tree but don't have it in you to decorate a massive seven-footer this year, a four-and-a-half-foot tree is the ideal size.

Short and Stout Lit Dunhill Fir

Short and Stout Lit
Amazon

BUY IT: $139.92; amazon.com

Take the work out of decorating with a pre-lit tree. This stocky little guy will happily fill any corner.

Lit Tabletop Christmas Tree with Burlap Base

Lit Tabletop with Burlap Base
Amazon

BUY IT: from $95; amazon.com

Every room deserves a little Christmas cheer, so lighten up with tabletop trees that are easy to put up and take down.

Tinsel Tree

Tinsel Tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $59.99; amazon.com

If you're all about sparkle, why not have a silver tinsel tree?

Tabletop Tinsel Tree

Tabletop Tinsel Tree

BUY IT: $64.74; amazon.com

Even the littlest spaces need decorating, and this tinsel tree will add just the right amount of oomph. We love the vintage feel it has, especially when paired with these unique ornaments.

Flocked Mountain Christmas Tree

Flocked Mountain Tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $379.99; amazon.com

Featuring little clusters of faux holly berries, this seven-and-a-half-foot-tall tree makes a cozy statement in any Southern home.

Natural Mountain Fraiser Grande Tree

Natural Mountain Tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $382.99; amazon.com

For more of a rustic Christmas feel, this big mountain-style tree can be customized any way you like.

All-Pink Tree

Full Pink Tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $69.99; amazon.com

Pick a room to give some extra holiday whimsy with a super cute pink tree.

Champagne Tree

Champagne Tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $49.99; amazon.com

Wayfair announced that searches for gold and champagne trees are up this year, proving that we could all use some extra holiday glow in our living rooms.

Alpine Balsam Fir Tree

Alpine Balsam Fir Tree
Balsam Hill

BUY IT: from $199; balsamhill.com

Charlie Brown but make it fancy. Coming in a range of heights from four and a half to 12 feet tall. Balsam's Alpine Firs are inspired by mountain evergreens, which are, they note, "sparse by design." Not to worry, though. The exceptional craftsmanship speaks for itself. Plus, it just means more room for ornaments to shine.

Frosted Alpine Balsam Fir Tree

Frosted Alpine Balsam Fir Tree
Balsam Hill

BUY IT: from $219; balsamhill.com

We have to say, the flocked version is pretty charming, too. You'll feel like you've stepped into a winter wonderland.

European Fir Tree

European Fir Tree
Balsam Hill

BUY IT: FROM $499; balsamhill.com

Do as the Europeans do and nab yourself a stout, full little tree ready to hold your most treasured ornaments.

Pre-Decorated Christmas Tree

pre-decorated christmas tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $162.98; amazon.com

Feeling a little frazzled (or lazy) this holiday season? You need a tree that's ready to go and this one delivers with an average of four-and-a-half stars and nearly 1,400 reviews.

Pre-Lit Christmas Tree

pre-lit christmas tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $199.99; amazon.com

Save a little time on your tree decoration with a pre-lit Christmas tree. You'll still get to add all your favorite ornaments without having to wrestle with a tangle of lights.

Tabletop Mini Christmas Tree

mini tabletop christmas tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $17.99; amazon.com

Maybe you're in close quarters this year and can't do a full-on tree. This little guy is all you need.

Mini Christmas Tree

mini christmas tree
Amazon

BUY IT: $25.99; amazon.com

If you have a little more room, here's a two-footer for your mantle.

Heirloom Beaded Wood Christmas Tree

wood christmas tree
Etsy/WelcomeToTheWoodshop

BUY IT: FROM $185; etsy.com

Do an original take on the Christmas tree with this wooden version—it's truly yours for the making. You can twist the branches any which way and don't have to worry about vacuuming up those pesky needles.

Wood Christmas Tree

wood christmas tree
Etsy/AdmireTheWood

BUY IT: from $180; etsy.com

This wooden tree is a little more compact and feels fluffy. Add ornaments and lights—and don't forget a pile of presents!

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