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:
The beautiful upside down Christmas tree at Westfield SF Centre from Powell Station Exit #BARTableHolidays… https://t.co/FrMh4plqUO— Kelly Yu (@Kelly Yu)1511305937.0
Here's another from what looks like another mall, complete with upside down presents and miniature train set:
what’s better than a Christmas tree? an upside down Christmas tree of course #whytho https://t.co/a7MX0cDGuV— Lucy Stafford (@Lucy Stafford)1510934908.0
And another by German fashion designer and creative director for Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, for Claridge's, a London hotel:
Upside down Christmas tree at @ClaridgesHotel from @KarlLagerfeld unveiled https://t.co/L2BvuxK0Pg https://t.co/oGW39R5Pqg— Caterertweets (@Caterertweets)1511366681.0
"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.😫😫😫 https://t.co/dA6fZiAu3k— Lucy Horobin (@Lucy Horobin)1511428547.0
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":
@bloodofangels1 @danielleradin Thank you! That is EXACTLY what I was about to say.— Victor Overall (@Victor Overall)1511455040.0
@danielleradin My parents have been doing this for over 30 years and no one finds it disrespectful. Most people fin… https://t.co/jajpwGRLpK— Melissa Carlton (@Melissa Carlton)1511443274.0
In fact, they weren't even sure who would find an upside down tree disrespectful:
@danielleradin Disrespectful to who? Santa and his elves? Are they going to take a knee on Christmas Day?— robert turner (@robert turner)1511398152.0
@danielleradin Disrespectful to who or what exactly? Jesus? God? Trees? Or just those who are perpetually offended?— Joanne (@Joanne)1511441532.0
@danielleradin @bannerite It’s a tree, not Christ on the cross.— ToTellTheTruth (@ToTellTheTruth)1511445906.0
@danielleradin Well I wouldn’t call it disrespectful that’s silly😂 perhaps unconventional would be my word.— Cindy Hendrix (@Cindy Hendrix)1511394471.0
@danielleradin Um, it's a tree.— Gabe Arce (@Gabe Arce)1511390668.0
Some would even say the tree is kind of practical:
@RobC_26 @danielleradin Why stupid? Looks cool and looks pretty darn practical.— CommonComments (@CommonComments)1511446423.0
@LucyHorobin The one in Argos said ‘they’re great for people who struggle with floor space’ 😂 https://t.co/EsSScjXWLa— Hollie Borland (@Hollie Borland)1511431934.0
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 S… https://t.co/XgfxNzqqq1— ʝєииα✨ (@ʝєииα✨)1511233927.0
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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