The cost of a real tree can run from over $80.00 to over $200.00. The cost of an artificial tree depends on its height, type of branches and whether to have a pre-lit or not.
These costs can run from $40.00 to well over $500.00. Then you can divide by the number of years that you intend to keep the tree (8 years is average) to arrive at an annual cost.
Top Large Pre-lit Christmas Tree
If you have decided on an artificial tree that is pre-lit and pre-decorated, then the 7 ½ ft. pre-lit tree made by Rich Pacific might be the one for you. It comes with 450 multi-colored bulbs and red plaid streamers. The lights are equipped with a Lamp Lock system making the replacement of a bulb quick and easy.
It has a pop-up assembly so that you can have a completed tree in a matter of minutes. It has holly leaf accents and red poinsettias adorning the tree. Red and plaid ribbons stream from the top of the tree. This tree also comes with matte red and gold shatterproof ornaments.
Best Pre-Lit Pull-Up Christmas Tree
Delight the children of all ages with Bradford Exchange’s 6 ½ foot Disney tree. The tree comes with 200 clear, replaceable bulbs which highlight the 46 shatterproof ornaments.
The ornaments have a total of over 65 of the most loved Disney characters imprinted on them. Let Mickey, Goofy, Cinderella and the rest of their friends show the magic of Christmas to your friends and family. The tree has 4 satiny ribbons that cascade down the tree. As an added bonus, 2 more red and green velvety ribbons come with the tree.
Velvet poinsettias with golden edges can be added as well as the long, loopy bow for the tree topper. The tree assembles in three easy steps and can be lighting up your room in just seconds. When the season is over, the tree can be stored in a small space.
Bradford Exchange trees come with a certificate of authentication because they only craft these trees for a limited time. The only complaint was that some of the bulbs didn’t work after a few weeks’ of usage. Make this a magical Christmas for all of the young and young at heart people at your gathering.
Best Fully Decorated 6 Ft Tree
The Brylandhome Pre-lit and Decorated 6 ft. Tree arrives at your home completely flat like a pancake. It comes to life when you place it in the enclosed stand. The ornaments are adhered to the branches so they don’t fall off even when being pulled by an excited 2 year old. It has 350 white lights to enhance the beauty of the tree.
The French ribbons, ornaments and bows come in three color; red and gold, white and gold or lavender and white. This tree fits nicely in small apartments, RV’s or for people who hate decorating the tree. After the holidays, this tree is just as easy to disassemble and store until next year.
Best Artificial Christmas Tree
Another 6 ft., tree is the LB International Pop-Up Tree. This tree offers 350 white lights. Pop the pole into the stand and it is together. It comes with ribbons and ornaments that are already attached. All you have to do it fluff up the branches and you are ready to begin celebrating.
This is the perfect tree for the elderly or those people who have trouble lifting heavier object. This tree is very lightweight and it is perfect for just about everyone. Any bare spots, like on any tree, can be filled in by your own personal ornaments.
Best Wonderland Express Animated Christmas Tree
If you enjoy the painting of Thomas Kinkade, then his 6 foot Winter Wonderland tree, offers you his artistic beauty in the shape of a tree. It comes with 200 clear bulbs and 46 non-breakable ornaments.
The tree also has 6 ribbons attached; two satiny, 2 golden and 2 burgundy ones. The satiny ribbons come imprinted with paintings of Thomas Kinkade’s artwork. A gold bow tree topper and 15 red, velvety poinsettias also come with your tree in a box. The tree assembles and disassembles in about 5 minutes.
The choice is yours between a real tree and an artificial tree. The real tree emits the odor of pine throughout the house. It is also difficult to assemble by yourself. Then you have to drag the cartons of lights and decorations and then decorate the tree. While the tree is up, there is the constant watering of the tree, as well as, the falling needles that last until spring.
With one of these pre-lit, decorated trees, the only thing that you have to do is to put the pole into the stand and it’s done. No muss, no fuss. Your house will be decorated within minutes.
Add your own special ornaments to the tree to personalize it. Family and friends will think that you spent hours making your house a winter wonderland. It’s time to sit back and really enjoy the holidays.