The Most Realistic-Looking Artificial Christmas Trees for Your Home

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Sure, a freshly cut Christmas tree smells great — for a few weeks while you’re also dealing with the high cost, the hauling home, the dog drinking its water and the eventual crispy fire hazard it becomes. It’s nothing against real trees; they are gorgeous, after all. But if you’re looking to simplify your Christmas decorating and make things easier on yourself year after year, an artificial tree is really where it’s at.

These low-maintenance beauties are convenient and eco-friendly, and you won’t have to worry about logistics like disposal (raise your hand if you’ve ever abandoned a live Christmas tree in your backyard and it turned orange). Plus, they’ll help you save on costs as they pay for themselves over time. What’s even better? Today’s artificial trees look so real that you can’t tell they weren’t felled in a snowy thicket by an axe-wielding lumberjack — and participants on your socially distanced Zoom Christmas party definitely won’t know the difference. If that all sounds like music to your hall-decking, tinsel-tossing ears, take a look at some of the most gorgeous and realistic artificial Christmas trees available today.