Target, Kohl’s and Walmart are selling inverted Christmas trees
Christmas is being turned on its head.
Upside down Christmas trees are sprouting up at hotels and department stores, on sale for upwards of $500 at Target and Home Depot, and causing quite the spectacle.
The tilted trees are getting a fashionable makeover from the likes of Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, who had a hand in decorating an inverted evergreen tree with tinsel, silver ribbons and glass baubles hanging upside down from the ceiling at five-star London hotel Claridge’s. The massive holiday display is adorned with a traditional star.
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For the balancing act to work, trees are hung from the ceiling with the top of the tree touching the ground. Some have been using stands to hold the narrow tip of the Christmas tree. The artificial douglas fir-looking trees come sans pine needle clean up on sale at stores like Walmart, which nearly sold out of its Champagne-colored $250 upside down tree. Kohl’s has a 7.5-foot one that comes pre-lit for $450 and one in the same size without lights is a little more than $1,000 at Target. A cheaper 7-foot-3 tree is $160 at Home Depot.
Are we serious right now ?! This is not "arty" this is what happens when you put the tree up drunk https://t.co/wj9PncE3lP
— Welsh Hottie (@WelshHottie83) November 23, 2017
— Danielle Radin (@danielleradin) November 22, 2017
The tradition of hanging Christmas trees upside down dates back to the 12th century when Central Europeans did it to represent the Holy Trinity, accord to NPR.
Others have interpreted the rising tree a bit more politically.
honestly nothing captures my feelings about this entire year better than an upside down christmas tree https://t.co/jQNhqQaBwn
— karyn spencer (@KarynSpencer) November 23, 2017
“Honestly, nothing captures my feelings about this entire year better than an upside down christmas tree,” one woman, Karyn Spencer, tweeted.
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