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Black Christmas Trees Are In This Year... and We're Kind of Obsessed

Who needs a real green tree that's dead in a month when you can get a black artificial one that lasts forever and ever?

Last year, the white Christmas tree was the big to-do so, of course, the Christmas tree of the moment this year is… black?! Sure, it's a little morbid, but we do see many benefits to this year’s decorating trend.

For one, like the little black dress, everything will go with this tree. Think about it. Could there be a more neutral canvas for your prized ornaments to shine on? Did anything really go with the green anyway? We spend a fortune on lights, ornaments, and ribbons, just to cover up every inch that is green. So why be so beholden to tradition?

Maybe it's more the idea of owning an artificial tree that feels weird to you. Well, according to an American Christmas Tree Association survey conducted by Nielsen, 81 percent of the estimated 95 million American households with Christmas trees this year will display artificial ones. There are multiple reasons for this. First of all, according to Consurmerist, a subsidiary of Consumer Reports, prices of Christmas trees have skyrocketed the past five years due to droughts, shortages, and fewer growers. Secondly, it's better for the environment. While the resources needed for one natural tree are less than those needed for one artificial tree, the environmental impact eventually tips in favor of the artificial tree when you take into consideration that it can be reused year after year. Thirdly, you can get an artificial tree in any color you want!

Convinced? Not convinced? Check out these variations on black Christmas trees and see if you change your mind.


Classic Black Full Pre-lit Christmas Tree - 7.5'

This one is for those of you who need a big, lush, happy-ending rom-com Christmas tree. This PVC beauty is shaped like a classic pine with 2,176 tips for you to hang all your 2,176 keepsake ornaments. It also comes with 800 clear bulbs, which means no fighting over stringing technique or light-storage strategies. Go for this splurge and you might actually get the Christmas you've always longed for!


Tinsel Trees 3’ Black Artificial Christmas Tree

Simple. No fuss. Will fit in the smallest of spaces! According to Wayfair, searches on its site for black Christmas tree are significantly higher than last year. Meaning? Snag yours now before other people get to them!


6' Pre-Lit Shiny Black Slim Artificial Christmas Tree

When you go for black because you want something slimming.


7.55' Vintage Black Ombre Spruce With 600 clear lights

If you wanted to make a statement, here's the one. An ombre and black Christmas tree? Why stop at one trend when you can have them all!


 

Holiday Time Pre-Lit 6.5' Madison Pine Black Artificial Christmas Tree Clear

 

This is literally the most adorable, perfectly-shaped tree. This is a 5-year-old's drawing of a Christmas tree come to life.


OK, you may think this is weird. ButI will have you know, the first artificial Christmas trees were made in 19th-century Germany out of goose feathers that were dyed green. Since we're off the green tip, why not try the other Christmas color?


6' Black Artificial Christmas Tree with 96 LED Red/Green Lights

And finally, nothing says, "Black like my soul," like a good ol' Charlie Brown Christmas tree — only this one comes with lights so it's actually not that sad, and quite chic at night.


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