Here’s the Insane Thing People Are Doing with Their Christmas Trees This Year

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‘Tis the season to get weird, people!

We decorate our Christmas trees in all different ways, but there’s a disturbing new trend that’s sweeping holiday-themed living rooms around the world, and we’re not sure how to feel about it. Yes, Christmas trees should reflect who you are inside, but how important are the traditions that we all know and love? It’s up to you to decide whether this new tree trend is here to stay or if it simply has to go.

To be perfectly honest, nothing beats walking into a mall during the holiday season and having your breath snatched away by rampant consumerism. Sparkly, gorgeous, winter time consumerism.

This Harry Potter Christmas tree is equal parts festive and magical, and that’s all we can really ask for in a tree.

Plus, a book tree isn’t that far off from a real tree. Paper is made from trees, after all. This book tree just as flammable and dangerous as a real tree.

No, we have no idea how this happened. But we believe the process includes planting Skittles in the ground.

At this point, you’re probably thinking, “What can possibly be weirder than a shackled skeleton ghost Christmas tree? Surely we’ve reached the pinnacle of strange holiday decor?!” But you’re wrong. You are so very wrong. Behold…

Uhhh. What. That’s right, folks. The newest Christmas tree trend is to hang that bad boy completely upside down and either hang it from the ceiling like a chandelier or simply balance it on a stand on the ground.

While we wouldn’t go so far as to say this is disrespectful, it’s still…definitely odd. Are you on board?

Many believe that the advent of the upside-down Christmas tree is just proof that we really are living in Stranger Things’ Upside Down.

And you know what? The more we think about it, the more it begins to make sense. If you hang your Christmas tree upside down from the ceiling, you get way more floor space under the tree for more presents. Instead of ornaments getting lost in the branches, they’ll hang daintily and visibly because gravity! There’s almost no downside to an upside-down Christmas tree, despite what Fox News says. It’s almost like there are only upsides (down).

According to totally legit, trustworthy holiday sites ChristmasCarnivals.com and TheSpruce.com, upside-down Christmas trees actually have roots in the ceiling 1500s or even earlier than that in central and eastern Europe, and they were considered religious symbols. So there you have it, folks! If you think upside-down Christmas trees are some satanic symbol of the underworld, think again. They’re more traditional (and space-saving!) than a boring old upright tree. Merry Christmas, you filthy animals!