More and more people have been noticing a strange trend this holiday season: upside down Christmas trees.
Whether it’s malls, hotels, or even online retailers, businesses are embracing the quirky take on a traditional display.
If you haven’t seen an upside down tree yet, then take a look at some of these photos that Twitter users have shared.
Here’s a beautifully-decorated one that was spotted at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall:
— Kelly Yu (@KellyHYu) November 21, 2017
Here’s another from what looks like another mall, complete with upside down presents and miniature train set:
— Lucy Stafford (@LucyStaffie) November 17, 2017
And another by German fashion designer and creative director for Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, for Claridge’s, a London hotel:
— Caterertweets (@Caterertweets) November 22, 2017
“We believe this magical take on his childhood memories captures the spirit of the season perfectly and adds a sense of fun and glamour to our lobby,” Claridge’s general manager Paul Jackson told The Caterer.
Twitter wasn’t quite so impressed:
‘Ooooh Karl Lagerfeld designed it, oooh isn’t it fabulous’. IT’S UPSIDE DOWN.😫😫😫 pic.twitter.com/dA6fZiAu3k
— Lucy Ho-Ho-Horobin 🎄🎅🏻⛄️ (@LucyHorobin) November 23, 2017
NBC7 correspondent Danielle Radin shared a video with shots of a massive upside down tree at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, asking: “This #Christmas tree at the Hotel Del Coronado is upside down! Some find it artistic while others say it’s disrespectful. What do you think?”
While not everyone felt like the upside down tree was all that impressive, most didn’t seem to think the tree was “disrespectful”:
Thank you! That is EXACTLY what I was about to say.
— Victor Overall (@JamChrisJoy) November 23, 2017
My parents have been doing this for over 30 years and no one finds it disrespectful. Most people find it fascinating. Mom saw it in a florist shop and loved it. Plus the cats can't get into it. pic.twitter.com/hcW97XLaYl
— Melissa Carlton (@AuntMo9) November 23, 2017
In fact, they weren’t even sure who would find an upside down tree disrespectful:
Disrespectful to who? Santa and his elves? Are they going to take a knee on Christmas Day?
— robert turner (@coopsthedog) November 23, 2017
Disrespectful to who or what exactly? Jesus? God? Trees? Or just those who are perpetually offended?
— Joanne (@mrsc_o) November 23, 2017
It’s a tree, not Christ on the cross.
— ToTellTheTruth (@sayitlikeitis52) November 23, 2017
Well I wouldn’t call it disrespectful that’s silly😂 perhaps unconventional would be my word.
— Cindy Hendrix (@cindybh1) November 22, 2017
Um, it's a tree.
— Gabe Arce (@GtSmAction) November 22, 2017
Some would even say the tree is kind of practical:
Why stupid? Looks cool and looks pretty darn practical.
— CommonComments (@CommonComments) November 23, 2017
The one in Argos said ‘they’re great for people who struggle with floor space’ 😂 https://t.co/EsSScjXWLa
— Hollie Borland (@HollieBorland) November 23, 2017
But that practicality will cost you a pretty penny.
Target is selling their own version of the upside down Christmas tree, which you can purchase online for a hefty $989.21.
And that’s just while it’s on sale:
I have a lot of questions. Why is Target selling an upside down Christmas tree? Why is it nearly $1000? Is this a Stranger Things joke that I’m missing? Someone help. pic.twitter.com/ZA33y1WKyC
— Jeñña (@schaferwafer) November 21, 2017
This new trend seems to have disaster written all over it when people attempt to recreate it at home. But hey, at least it looks kind of cool when done well.
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