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These 10 Artificial Christmas Trees Look Just Like the Real Thing—and Are Priced To Fit Any Budget

Ashley M. Biggers
'Tis the season to say goodbye to annoying Christmas tree needles once and for all.
'Tis the season to say goodbye to annoying Christmas tree needles once and for all. / Wayfair
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Although live trees bring a charming evergreen scent into your home, they also come with a hefty dose of maintenance—including watering and disposal after the holiday season ends. Over the years, artificial Christmas trees have become more realistic (if you want them to be) and have enough cheer to make you feel like you’re in a Hallmark Christmas movie. Artificial Christmas trees also allow you to decorate as early as you wish, which could boost your mood.

In short, there’s no time like the present to order your holiday tree, especially now that distributors are warning that prices will be high for both real and fake Christmas trees this year. By ordering now, you can get ahead of the problem and still find the perfect one to fit your budget and home decor style. Read on for the 10 of the best artificial trees, from the traditional to the ultra-modern.

1. National Tree Company Artificial North Valley Spruce Christmas Tree; From $47

National Tree Company Artificial North Valley Spruce Christmas Tree
National Tree Company Artificial North Valley Spruce Christmas Tree / Amazon

This Goldilocks-like tree gives you the opportunity to find your just-right size: It’s full-bodied, not too slim or squat, and is available in a variety of heights ranging from 4 feet to 16 feet. It promises easy assembly with pre-attached, hinged branches that drop into place when you’re ready to deck the halls—and fold back into place when you’re returning the tree to storage.

Buy It: Amazon

2. Best Choice Products Snow-Flocked Artificial Christmas Pine Tree; From $70

Best Choice Products Snow-Flocked Artificial Christmas Pine Tree
Best Choice Products Snow-Flocked Artificial Christmas Pine Tree / Amazon

With its flocked branches, this tree brings the feel of a snow-dusted forest inside. Its sturdy construction easily supports keepsake ornaments and strings of garland, and thanks to the tree’s three-section design, set up won’t take hours. The tree is available in a range of sizes, from 4.5 feet to 9 feet.

Buy It: Amazon

3. National Tree Company Artificial Slim Kingswood Fir Christmas Tree; From $84

National Tree Company Artificial Slim Kingswood Fir Christmas Tree
National Tree Company Artificial Slim Kingswood Fir Christmas Tree / Amazon

This slim tree, which is made to look like a Kingswood fir, is perfect for homes or offices with minimal space, or for those who want to decorate every corner. And although the tree is slim cut, its branches are full-bodied, lifelike, and will fill out once fluffed. The tree is available in heights up to 7.5 feet.

Buy It: Amazon

4. Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with Linus’s Blanket Holiday Décor and Classic Ornament; $23

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with Linus's Blanket Holiday Décor and Classic Ornament
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree with Linus's Blanket Holiday Décor and Classic Ornament / ProductWorks / Amazon

Okay, so technically this adorable Christmas tree doesn’t really look like a real-life one in the same way that the others featured in this list do, but isn’t that part of the fun? Whether you’re a big fan of the Peanuts comics or you watch A Charlie Brown Christmas faithfully every December, this 24-inch little guy is sure to tug on your heartstrings once you set it up and put you right in the holiday mood.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Three Posts Green Artificial Spruce Tree with Lights; From $69

Three Posts Green Artificial Spruce Tree with Lights
Three Posts Green Artificial Spruce Tree with Lights / Wayfair

Starting at 4.5-feet tall, this natural-looking spruce will likely appeal to apartment dwellers or those hoping to add holiday cheer to small spaces; pre-strung lights take the hassle out of set up and take down. If you love the look of it but want something bigger, it’s available in sizes up to 9 feet tall.

Buy It: Wayfair

6. Dunhill Fir Green Artificial Christmas Tree with Color and Clear Lights; From $290

Dunhill Fir Lighted Artificial Fir Christmas Tree
Dunhill Fir Lighted Artificial Fir Christmas Tree / The Holiday Aisle / Wayfair

It’s a classic Christmas decorating debate: clear or colored lights? This Dunhill fir tree settles the debate once and for all—the answer is both. Toggle between color options, or select dazzling light combinations such as color-changing, pulsing, blinking, twinkling, or dimming/fading. This faux tree is available up to 12 feet tall and has lush branches with plenty of space for your ornament collection.

Buy It: Wayfair

7. National Tree Company Artificial White Pre-Lit Slim Christmas Tree; From $57

National Tree Company Artificial White Pre-Lit Slim Christmas Tree
National Tree Company Artificial White Pre-Lit Slim Christmas Tree / Amazon

If your vibe is non-traditional or modern, this slim white tree is a fitting choice: The pre-lit Kingswood fir has clear, warm-toned lights to match its wintery look. It’s available in five heights, too, from 4.5 feet to 10 feet.

Buy It: Amazon

8. KI Store Christmas Tree with Ornaments and Lights; From $195

KI Store Christmas Tree with Ornaments and Lights
KI Store Christmas Tree with Ornaments and Lights / Amazon

This tree delivers holiday cheer in a flash. It’s pre-strung with lights and includes nature-inspired ornaments such as cotton-ball picks, flocked picks, wooden hanging ornaments, burlap ribbon, and buffalo checked ribbon. Choose from three unique looks and either 6-foot or 7-foot tall varieties.

Buy It: Amazon

9. National Tree Company Pre-Lit ‘Feel Real’ Artificial Douglas Fir Christmas Tree; From $423

National Tree Company Pre-Lit 'Feel Real' Artificial Douglas Fir Christmas Tree
National Tree Company Pre-Lit 'Feel Real' Artificial Douglas Fir Christmas Tree / Amazon

This Douglas fir tree stands out thanks to its natural feel and appearance. It also offers a few bells and whistles, including pre-lit branches that can switch between white and multi-colored lights and 10 different light functions, like blinking. Hinged branches quickly drop into place and just need a little shaping to complete your decorating. The tree is available in sizes from 6.5 to 9 feet tall.

Buy It: Amazon

10. Puleo International Pre-Lit Aspen Fir Artificial Christmas Tree; From $100

Puleo International Pre-Lit Aspen Fir Artificial Christmas Tree
Puleo International Pre-Lit Aspen Fir Artificial Christmas Tree / Puleo International / Amazon

It might take you by surprise, but this spindly-looking number is the overall bestseller for artificial Christmas trees on Amazon right now. Available in sizes starting at 4.5 feet, it has more than 900 branch tips and is modeled to look like a real Aspen Fir. It comes with a metal stand and 500 UL-listed multi-lights, so all that it really needs to complete the festive holiday vibe is a few presents underneath.

Buy it: Amazon

A version of this article originally ran in 2021 and has been updated for 2022.

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