Originally Posted by clarkstoncracker
hahaha WTF are these trees everyone speaks of?
The new 'in' thing is to hang your artifical Xmas tree upside down from the ceiling.
From a story in USA Today:
Target has three such upside-down trees ($299.99-$499.99) on its website, touting their best attribute: "Leaves more room on the floor for gifts!"
Similar trees are also available at ChristmasTreeForMe.com in the 5-to-7½-foot range ($280-$504).
The artificial trees are hung from the wall or ceiling, or come with a weighted base to provide extra stability to prevent tipping and leaning.
Sheryl Karas, author of The Solstice Evergreen: The History, Folklore and Origins of the Christmas Tree, isn't quite sure what's going on with the resurgence of upside-down trees, a 12th-century tradition in Central Europe.
"Many of the people have been using them as their second tree. A novelty," Jamrosz says. "They also find the bigger gifts don't fit under a traditional tree."
Hanging a tree from the ceiling also ensures a smaller footprint for less-spacious areas. You can put it between two closely placed chairs, for instance.