Artificial Christmas Trees: Faux And Fabulous

Artificial Christmas TreesArtificial Christmas trees have come a long way from the pure, sometimes dreadful and sometimes charming, fakery of a few decades ago.

Of course, the greatest thing about getting an artificial Christmas tree is that you’ll save money. If you’re thinking of switching this year, remember artificial trees don’t smell like the real thing. Remember, too, that you’ll need storage room for your fake Xmas trees after Christmas.

Artificial Xmas trees and their genuine counterparts are one of the most popular traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas. Traditionally, the real and later the artificial tree was not brought in and decorated until Christmas Eve, and then removed the day after twelfth night; to have a tree put up before or after these dates was considered bad luck. Artificial trees are very popular, particularly in the US, where despite their lack of realism, they are considered more convenient and less expensive than a real Xmas tree.

 

  • National Tree Co.
    NTC2958 Features 70 Branch tips Matching color 4 leg tree stand Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Tinsel Trees collection Product may ship compressed - Primping of branches or leaves may be required to match the image shown Product Type: Artificial Stand Included: Yes Number of Tips: 70 Leaf/Needle Color: Silver Tip Material: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Collection: Tinsel Trees Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 24" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 14" Tree Width - Side to Side: 14"
    $17.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 72" Fiber Optic Fireworks Red, Green, Blue and Gold Fiber Inner Ornament Artificial Christmas Tree with Top Star: Measures 72" high with 33" diameter Single-bulb operation from base Super-bright array of ever-changing lights Gold column base and top star Pre-lit artificial Christmas tree with top star is for indoor display only Comes with red, green, blue and gold fiber inner ornaments Artificial topiary
    $299.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1397 Features Plastic tree stand If one bulb burns out, others remain lit Flame-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses Lights: Multi-Colored Lights Product Type: Artificial Collection: Eastern Spruce Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Spruce trees Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Lighting Color Type: Multi-Colored lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 36" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 21" Tree Width - Side to Side: 21"
    $78.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 60" Fiber Optic Radiance Fireworks Artificial Christmas Tree with Top Star Gold and Gold Base: Measures 60" high with 30" diameter Single bulb operation from base Pre-lit Christmas tree with gold top star and gold base Super bright array of ever-changing lights For indoor display only
    $159.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 4' "Feel Real" Liberty Pine Entrance Artificial Christmas Tree with Snow and Pine Cones in a Dark Bronze Plastic Pot with 100 Clear Lights: Measures 4' tall with 25" diameter Features FEEL-REAL branch tip technology for remarkable realism Pre-strung with 100 UL listed clear lights Pine cones and snow 562 branch tips Decorative urn base Indoor or covered outdoor use Light string features BULB-LOCK to keep bulbs from falling out If a bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses Packed in reusable storage carton
    $149.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1456 Features Includes spare bulbs and fuses Trimmed with red berries, pine cones and snowflakes If one bulb burns out, others remain lit Flame-resistant and non-allergenic Packed in reusable storage carton For indoor or outdoor display Product Type: Artificial Collection: Wintry Pinme Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Frame Material: Metal Flame-Retardant: Yes Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Pine trees Number of Tips: 255 Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Frame Material Details: Iron Number of Lights: 100 Bulb Type: Incandescent Lighting Color Type: Clear/White lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Pre-lit 5' with 100 clear lights Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 60" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 26" Tree Width - Side to Side: 26"
    $219.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1889 Features Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Avalon collection FEEL-REAL branch tip technology for remarkable realism Pre-strung with 500 UL listed clear lights 1865 Branch tips All metal hinged construction (branches are attached to center pole sections) Product Type: Artificial Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PE (polyethylene) /PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Spruce trees Number of Tips: 1865 Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Number of Lights: 500 Bulb Type: Incandescent Lighting Color Type: Clear/White lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 90" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 50" Tree Width - Side to Side: 50"
    $319.95  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 7-1/2' "Feel-Real" Liberty Pine Medium Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with 500 Clear Lights: Measures 7.5' tall with 51" diameter Pre-strung with 500 UL listed clear lights Features FEEL-REAL branch tip technology for remarkable realism! 2462 branch tips All metal hinged construction (branches are attached to center pole sections) Comes in 3 sections for quick and easy set-up Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Light string features BULB-LOCK to keep bulbs from falling out If a bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses 5-year tree warranty/2-year lights warranty Packed in reusable storage carton Assembly instructions included
    $619.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 7-1/2' Dunhill Fir Slim Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with Snow, Red Berries, Cones and 600 Clear Lights: Measures 7.5' tall with 43" diameter Pre-strung with 600 UL listed clear lights Features pine cones, red berries and snow 1600 branch tips All metal hinged construction (branches are attached to center pole sections) Comes in 3 sections for quick and easy set-up Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Light string features BULB-LOCK to keep bulbs from falling out If a bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses 5-year tree warranty/2-year lights warranty Packed in reusable storage carton
    $539.99  from Walmart US
  • CC Christmas Decor
    From the Eco Country Collection Item #44119 Bring the outdoors in this holiday season with this natural-looking woodland tree featuring iced pine cones, pine needles, berries and apples Dimensions: 14 inches high x 7 inches diameter (at widest point) Material (s) : plastic/pine cone/styrofoam
    $30.99  from Walmart US
  • CC Christmas Decor
    9' Pre-Lit Mixed Pine Artificial Christmas Tree Item #28024 Features: Pre-lit with 650 clear mini lights 1608 tips Pinecones are sprinkled throughout for a natural look Hinged branch construction Tree comes in a few pieces for easy assembly Tree stand included Our PE trees are the most life like trees you can buy. PE is a molded branch tip based on branches cut from a real pine tree. There are PVC branches on the interior to create fullness Recommended for indoor use only, if using outdoors place under a covered area Dimensions: 7.5 feet high Material (s) : PVC/PE/plastic/metal stand/glass bulbs/wire
    $624.99  from Walmart US
  • CC Christmas Decor
    7 Foot New York Fir Artificial Christmas Tree Item #7EVFIR Features: 3249 branch tips Light and dark green foliage Unlit Hook-on style branches (non-hinged) Branches on this tree are heavier and fuller than a traditional hinged branch tree, therefore hook-on style branches are used to insure the branches will not break Easy assembly Recommended for indoor use only Comes with a FREE metal stand and an additional storage carton which allows you to store panels in their natural shape, eliminating the need to re-shape the branches each year Dimensions: 7 feet high (from the base of stand to the top of the tree) 58 inch base diameter (widest point) Full profile tree Material (s) : PVC/metal Made in America
    $490.99  from Walmart US
  • CC Christmas Decor
    Add a wintry touch to your home decor with this whimsical tree featuring varying sizes of white snowballs with silver glitter accents Hinged branch construction Tree come fastened into sturdy ivory white glittered base Unlit No assembly required Dimension (s) : 24"H x 12"W x 10"D (from the base of stand to the top of the tree and at the widest point) Material (s) : plastic/foam/fabric/wire
    $25.99  from Walmart US
  • CC Christmas Decor
    Add a festive touch to your home decor with this whimsical tree featuring varying sizes of red glittered berries Hinged branch construction Tree come fastened into sturdy green glittered base Unlit No assembly required Dimension (s) : 21.5"H x 12.5"W x 11.5"D (from the base of stand to the top of the tree and at the widest point) Material (s) : plastic/foam/wire
    $25.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    10' Pre-Lit Downswept Douglas Fir Artificial Christmas Tree Features: 3933 branch tips 2.5" diameter branches 1000 Multi-Color lights. 74" base diameter Natural green color Tree comes in multiple sections for easy assembly with hinged branch construction Comes with a FREE metal tree stand UL Listed If one bulb burns out the rest stay lit Material (s) : PE (polyethylene) /PVC/Metal Our PE trees are the most life like trees you can buy. PE is a molded branch tip based on branches cut from a real Douglas fir tree. They perfectly mimic that particular tree. So the tree actually looks like it was cut right out of the forest. There are PVC branches on the interior to create fullness Crush resistant needles Light strings feature "Bulb Lock" fastening system Flame retardant The manufacturer supplies a 5 year warranty on the tree and 2 years on the lights Tree will be shipped in 1 box
    $900.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    12' Pre-Lit Downswept Douglas Fir Artificial Christmas Tree Features: 5519 branch tips 2.5" diameter branches 1200 multi-color mini lights. 92" base diameter Natural green color Tree comes in multiple sections for easy assembly with hinged branch construction Comes with a FREE metal tree stand UL Listed If one bulb burns out the rest stay lit Material (s) : PE (polyethylene) /PVC/Metal Our PE trees are the most life like trees you can buy. PE is a molded branch tip based on branches cut from a real Douglas fir tree. They perfectly mimic that particular tree. So the tree actually looks like it was cut right out of the forest. There are PVC branches on the interior to create fullness Crush resistant needles Light strings feature "Bulb Lock" fastening system Flame retardant The manufacturer supplies a 5 year warranty on the tree and 2 years on the lights Tree will be shipped in 2 boxes
    $1,200.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    Features unique firework ornaments and a star tree topper Product Features: Pre-lit with red, green, blue, and gold fiber optic ornaments 90 branch tips Comes in a weighted decorative gold pot Full profile tree UL listed for indoor use only 2-piece easy assembly (including pot) Dimensions: 32" high (from the base of the pot to the top of the tree) 20" base diameter (at the widest point) Material (s) : PVC/metal/plastic/wire
    $90.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    Product Features: Pre-lit with 700 clear lights Bulb size: mini 1642 tips Additional Product Features: Medium profile tree Hinged branch construction Light sets on tree are UL listed for indoor or outdoor use, however the tree itself is recommended for indoor use only If one bulb burns out, the rest will stay lit Comes with replacement bulbs and spare fuses Comes with a FREE metal tree stand Dimensions: 7.5' high (from the base of the stand to the top of the tree) 55" base diameter (at the widest point) Material (s) : PVC/metal/glass bulbs/wire
    $490.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    Features unique firework ornaments and a star tree topper Product Features: Pre-lit with red, green, blue, and gold fiber optic ornaments 325 branch tips Comes in a weighted decorative gold pot Full profile tree UL listed for indoor use only Dimensions: 6' high (from the base of the pot to the top of the tree) 34" base diameter (at the widest point) Material (s) : PVC/metal/plastic/wire
    $285.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    Lovely tree has a mixture of traditional and cashmere tips for a luxuriously soft look and feel Product Features: Pre-lit with 100 clear lights Bulb size: mini 179 tips Additional Product Features: Slim profile tree Light sets on tree are UL listed for indoor or outdoor use, however the tree itself is recommended for indoor use only If one bulb burns out, the rest will stay lit Comes with replacement bulbs and spare fuses Comes in a weighted urn-style pot Dimensions: 5' high (from the base of pot to the top of the tree) 25" base diameter (at the widest point) Material (s) : PVC/metal/plastic/glass bulbs/wire
    $170.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    Features sparkling Radiance Fireworks effects, a star tree topper and a revolving base Product Features: Pre-lit with color-changing fiber optics 255 branch tips Comes in a revolving gold base with internal LEDs Medium profile tree UL listed for indoor use only Dimensions: 5' high (from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree) 30" base diameter (at the widest point) Material (s) : PVC/metal/plastic/wire
    $145.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1452 Features Includes spare bulbs and fuses Decorative urn base Trimmed with red berries, pine cones and glitter If one bulb burns out, others remain lit For indoor or outdoor display Flame-resistant and non-allergenic Product Type: Artificial Collection: Crestwood Spruce Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Frame Material: Metal Flame-Retardant: Yes Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Spruce trees Number of Tips: 230 Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Frame Material Details: Iron Number of Lights: 100 Bulb Type: Incandescent Lighting Color Type: Clear/White lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 48" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 25" Tree Width - Side to Side: 25"
    $89.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 4' Poly Jersey Fraser Fir Entrance Artificial Christmas Tree in Dark Bronze Plastic Pot with 100 Clear Lights: Measures 4' tall with 24" diameter Pre-strung with 100 UL listed clear lights Features Feel-Real branch tip technology for remarkable realism 402 branch tips Decorative urn base Indoor or outdoor use If 1 bulb burns out, others remain lit Light string features Bulb-Lock to keep bulbs from falling out Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses
    $229.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 5' Wintry Pine Entrance Artificial Christmas Tree Cones, Red Berries and Snowflakes and 100 Clear Lights: Measures 5' tall with 26" diameter Pre-strung with 100 UL listed clear lights Trimmed with red berries, pine cones, holly leaves and snow 264 branch tips Decorative urn base Indoor or covered outdoor use Light string features BULB-LOCK to keep bulbs from falling out If a bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses Packed in reusable storage carton
    $239.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 5' Wispy Willow Grande Entrance Artificial Christmas Tree with 100 Clear Lights: Tree measures 5' tall with 25" diameter Pre-strung with 100 UL listed clear lights and has 179 branch tips in a decorative urn base Indoor or outdoor use Light string features BULB-LOCK to keep bulbs from falling out If a bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses Packed in reusable storage carton
    $179.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1130 Features Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Includes spare bulbs and fuses Pre-lit with 750 clear lights Feel-Real branch tips to create stunning realism Flame-resistant and non-allergenic If one bulb burns out, others remain lit Product Type: Artificial Collection: Tiffany Fir Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PE (polyethylene) /PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Frame Material: Metal Flame-Retardant: Yes Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Fir trees Number of Tips: 2887 Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Frame Material Details: Iron Number of Lights: 750 Bulb Type: Incandescent Lighting Color Type: Clear/White lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 90" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 60" Tree Width - Side to Side: 60"
    $378.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 7-1/2' North Valley Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with 550 Multi Lights: Measures 7.5' tall with 52" diameter Pre-strung with 550 UL listed multicolor lights 1346 branch tips All-metal, hinged construction (branches are attached to center pole sections) Comes in 3 sections for quick and easy set-up Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Light string features Bulb-Lock to keep bulbs from falling out If 1 bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses 5-year tree warranty/2-year lights warranty Packed in reusable storage carton Assembly instructions included
    $319.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 7-1/2' "Feel-Real" Jersey Fraser Pencil Slim Fir Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with 650 Clear Lights: Measures 7.5' tall with 43" diameter Features FEEL-REAL branch tip technology for remarkable realism Pre-strung with 650 UL listed clear lights 1915 branch tips All metal hinged construction (branches are attached to center pole sections) Comes in 3 sections for quick and easy set-up Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Light string features BULB-LOCK to keep bulbs from falling out If a bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire-resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses 5-year tree warranty/2-year lights warranty Packed in reusable storage carton Assembly instructions included
    $569.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1416 Features Gold top star and decorative gold column base Single bulb operation Super bright array of ever-changing colors Leaf/Needle Color: Green Product Type: Tabletop Trees Holiday Theme: Yes Holiday: Christmas Seasonal Theme: Yes Season: Winter Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 32" Overall Width - Side to Side: 20" Overall Depth - Front to Back: 20" Overall Product Weight: 1.72 lbs
    $81.88  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1061 Features Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Includes spare bulbs and fuses Pre-lit with 750 clear lights Feel-Real branch tips to create stunning realism If one bulb burns out, others remain lit Flame-resistant and non-allergenic Product Type: Artificial Collection: Douglas Blue Fir Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PE (polyethylene) /PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Frame Material: Metal Flame-Retardant: Yes Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Fir trees Number of Tips: 1867 Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Frame Material Details: Iron Number of Lights: 750 Bulb Type: Incandescent Lighting Color Type: Clear/White lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 90" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 59" Tree Width - Side to Side: 59"
    $399.95  from Walmart US
  • National Tree
    National Tree Pre-Lit 7.5' Feel-Real Yukon Fir Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree with 750 Clear Lights: Measures 7.5' tall with 58" diameter Features Feel-Real branch tip technology for remarkable realism Pre-strung with 750 UL listed clear lights 4,432 branch tips All-metal, hinged construction (branches are attached to center pole sections) Comes in 3 sections for quick and easy set-up Includes sturdy folding metal tree stand Light string features Bulb-Lock technology to keep bulbs from falling out If 1 bulb burns out, others remain lit Fire resistant and non-allergenic Includes spare bulbs and fuses 5-year tree warranty/2-year lights warranty 7.5' artificial Christmas tree is packed in reusable storage carton Assembly instructions included
    $789.99  from Walmart US
  • National Tree Co.
    NTC1076 Features Decorative urn base LEDs are energy-efficient and long-lasting For indoor or outdoor display Feel-Real branch tips to create stunning realism Flame-resistant and non-allergenic Packed in reusable storage carton Product Type: Artificial Collection: Noble Deluxe Fir Leaf/Needle Color: Green Tip Material: PE (polyethylene) /PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Frame Material: Metal Flame-Retardant: Yes Stand Included: Yes Lights Included: Yes Tree Family: Fir trees Number of Tips: 814 Holiday Theme: Yes Seasonal Theme: Yes Frame Material Details: Iron Number of Lights: 100 Bulb Type: LED Lighting Color Type: Clear/White lights Holiday: Christmas Season: Winter Generic Specifications Pre-lit with 100 soft white low-voltage LED lights Dimensions Tree Height - Top to Bottom: 40" Tree Depth - Front to Back: 30" Tree Width - Side to Side: 30"
    $269.99  from Walmart US

What is the origin of the artificial Xmas tree? These Christmas trees appeared in Germany towards the end of the 1800s as a way to save native forests. Metal wire Christmas trees were covered with goose, turkey, ostrich or swan feathers. The feathers on these trees were often dyed green to imitate pine needles! The Addis Brush Company created the first artificial-brush Christmas tree in the 1930s, using the same machinery that made their toilet brushes!

There are two distinct differences between live trees and artificial ones: tradition and convenience. That said; a fake tree might be the perfect solution for holiday decorating. Ease of setup and maintenance, discount prices, health concerns and even fashion are all factors that may play into the decision to abandon a real tree for a faux facsimile. Artificial trees are relatively cheap and have evolved over the years.

How Do Artificial Christmas Trees Compare?

Review Of Faux Trees Compared To Real Ones

  • When you buy an artificial tree it will last longer than a real tree
  • Studies have shown that the artificial models for sale are usually thrown out after ten years
  • You can feel safer when you purchase the artificial trees because they are not a fire hazard
  • Designer models such as Fraser Fir and Hamilton Spruce can be found online
  • Unique predecorated and prelit models are available for the best price
  • Artificial trees are generally inexpensive, because they are made of cheap materials, whereas many live trees are of poor quality and can deteriorate quickly
  • Decorative tinsel can be added to make your tree look special
  • Artificial trees don’t litter the floor with pine needles like real trees do
  • If you don’t like the smell of pine artificial trees won’t bother you or cause allergies
  • If you do like the smell of pine you can buy a special pine spray for your tree
  • Artificial trees can’t rot like real trees can
  • Artificial trees are easy to assemble and store away
  • Artificial trees don’t weigh much

Nothing symbolizes the holiday like shopping for a Christmas tree, whether real or fake. Shopping online for trees is easy, and higher quality synthetic materials and assembly techniques make for more authentic looking trees than those of the past and you can choose trees from a variety of species, from fir to evergreen to spruce. And best of all, artificial trees are affordable: the upfront cost of an artificial tree is often greater than that of a real one, but after just a few years’ use you will begin saving money.

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