The New fashion for Christmas Trees

  1. Fake trees turn Christmas on its head

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/200...stmasonitshead

    Maybe that Christmas tree you saw really is upside down. Upside-down trees are, well, turning the upcoming holiday on its head.

    Target has three such upside-down trees ($299.99-$499.99) on its website, touting their best attribute: "Leaves more room on the floor for gifts!"

    Similar trees are also available at ChristmasTreeForMe.com in the 5-to-7½-foot range ($280-$504).

    The artificial trees are hung from the wall or ceiling, or come with a weighted base to provide extra stability to prevent tipping and leaning.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    no thanks.
  4. by   unknown99
    That's just absurd!!!
  5. by   palesarah
    lol, I love it! I don't think I'd get one, but I still think it's a fun idea
  6. by   Thunderwolf
    Let me guess...it was a marketing genius who came up with this idea, right?
  7. by   GPatty
    Nah....I'd miss all the living room clutter from the "big presents"....:chuckle
  8. by   sjb2005
    Do you stick the presents to the ceiling then???LOL
    I'm thinking not to try that but since the family is a bit backwards...it might just fit in our house nicely.
  9. by   unknown99
    Quote from Thunderwolf
    Let me guess...it was a marketing genius who came up with this idea, right?
    LOL!!!
  10. by   mercyteapot
    I read this last week, and have been trying to get my mind around it ever since. Just weird, to me.
  11. by   Jessy_RN
    Not interested.......but I would like a palm tree x-mas tree
  12. by   live4today
    Quote from Thunderwolf
    Let me guess...it was a marketing genius who came up with this idea, right?
    obviously one with no traditional ties to the right-side-up tree I suppose.

    I saw one decorated on a t.v. talk/news show last week. The newscasters were having a fun time laughing at it. I didn't see the humor in it....just a dumb concept someone came up with to twist the knife even further into the traditional celebration of Christmas. :stone
  13. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    obviously one with no traditional ties to the right-side-up tree I suppose.

    I saw one decorated on a t.v. talk/news show last week. The newscasters were having a fun time laughing at it. I didn't see the humor in it....just a dumb concept someone came up with to twist the knife even further into the traditional celebration of Christmas. :stone
    What flabbergasts me is the cost of this brainstorm. If I ever decide I don't want my tree to stand right side up, I sure hope I can figure out a way to turn it upside down that isn't going to cost me the price of an X-box 360!
  14. by   fluffwad
    Our facility had a tree decorating contest last year. The social worker hung her tree upside down in the TV room. The patients loved it!

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