The holiday season can be a little topsy-turvy for everyone. But upside-down Christmas trees seem a bit too literal.
Apparently, the latest trend in holiday decorations is adorning your home with a Christmas tree turned on its end. Don't worry, this isn't a “Stranger Things” reference.
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Or, is it? We're not entirely sure.
One such tree is available at Target, so you can buy your very own starting at $261, with more luxurious options priced closer to $1,000.
To buy: Target, $261
Some people are convinced the “Stranger Thing” theory isn't so far fetched — and that the popular series is reaching beyond Netflix and into our annual festivities. The holidays are much stranger in the Upside Down.
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— ?????? (@schaferwafer) November 21, 2017
Others are simply too confused to even venture a theory.
what’s better than a Christmas tree? an upside down Christmas tree of course #whytho pic.twitter.com/a7MX0cDGuV— Lucy Stafford (@LucyStaffie) November 17, 2017
And some just want to nip this trend in the bud before we have to see it every year.
Ok, honestly?! Just drop this upside-down Christmas tree thingy before this becomes a trend. pic.twitter.com/ocHeJv1S7p— NIDHI (@jonas_nidhi) November 23, 2017
But there may be a practical explanation for these upside-down trees. One Twitter user who said he used to be a writer for the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue said it's a great way to showcase ornaments.
I used to write for the @Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, and we sold one of these -- apparently people like them because they better showcase the ornaments (i.e. they don't hang down & get lost in bushy lower branches)— Ben Stephens (@stephens_ben) November 23, 2017
And finally, some people just like the look.
I’m kinda diggin the look of the upside down Christmas tree ????— gabe (@Gprinceeee) November 23, 2017
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It’s a ‘Winter of Whimsy!’ This year’s holiday theme decks our halls in all things bright, including a whimsical upside down lobby tree. pic.twitter.com/TwrifPMp2E— Hotel del Coronado (@delcoronado) November 22, 2017
Whether you love the idea or hate it, one thing can't be denied: An upside-down Christmas tree leaves a lot more room for presents....Read more