To go real or artificial, that is the question that can cause family arguments, with traditionalists opting for a real Christmas tree and those who probably do the clearing up afterwards preferring an artificial one.
There are pros and cons with either type but for now we are concentrating on the best artificial Christmas trees:
National Tree Company 7.5-Foot Kingswood Fir Pencil Tree – $74
Perfect for any household that is limited for space as you can pop this slimline tree into the tiniest of areas or fluff out the branches for a fuller look.
Beachcrest Home 7.5′ Green Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree – $90
Loads of branches so if your family has tons of decorations this is ideal. Quite realistic-looking and a nice standard height.
Best Choice Products 7.5-Foot Premium Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree – $90
There are three hinged sections in this tree that fit together well and allow you to fluff up each one. No lights and takes a while to fully spread the branches.
Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse 7.5-Foot Evergreen Fir Artificial Christmas Tree with 700 Clear Lights – $119
This tree looks like the real thing and comes with 700 clear lights attached which give out a warm glow, not too white and bright which we like.
GE 7.5-Foot Pre-Lit LED Energy Smart Just-Cut Colorado Spruce Artificial Tree – $159
Great value for money with this tree as you get 400 bulbs which change colour and a lovely full and lush look, ready for you to decorate.
Puleo International 7′ Unlit Fraser Fir Artificial Unlit Christmas Tree – $184.99
This is one of those artificial Christmas trees that has been handcrafted and made by an old family business. Looks just like the real thing.
Balsam Hill Vermont White Spruce Tree – from $219
A state-of-the-art Christmas tree which comes in a variety of heights and whether you want pre-lit or not. It looks as if it has been freshly chopped down from a Norwegian wood.
Martha Stewart Living 7.5-Foot Pre-Lit LED Sparkling Pine Quick-Set Artificial Christmas Tree – $249
With frosting on the tips of the branches and 600 warm bulbs, this is super easy to put together and comes with a handy on/off switch which is easy to reach.
Belham Living Flocked Pine Needle Pre-Lit Christmas Tree – from $400
This is a classy-looking tree with flocked branches, cones and berries and is pre-lit with between 550 and 600 warm bulbs. Comes in either 7.5- or 9-foot height and looks beautiful
10′ Rocky Mountain Fir LED Pre-lit Instant Artificial Christmas Tree – Multicolor Lights – $1,949.99
If you have the money and want a tree that you just stick up, switch on and get admiring glances from then this is the one for you. It comes preloaded with 1,650 multi-colored lights and has the real wow factor.
14ft Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree Pine – Clear Lights – $6,573.69
Flocked effect pine needles that look as if they are frosted over with snow and an incredible 2600 clear lights that stay on, this is one of those artificial Christmas trees that are perfect for homes where you have the space and ceiling height to be able to display it properly. Some assembly required, it uses electricity from the mains for the lights.