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The 15 Best Artificial Christmas Trees on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, because winter is coming, we’ve chosen the best artificial Christmas trees on Amazon — we’ve also picked out our favorite Christmas tree toppers, Christmas lights, and wrapping papers — according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best 2-foot Christmas tree

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree With Blanket 24” Tall
$14 at Amazon

“We bought this for my 90-year-old in-laws who had recently moved into a retirement community and needed a compact Christmas display. The Charlie Brown tree is nostalgic to all of us who grew up waiting to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Special come on the tube (back when they were literally tubes). They seem to love it, and now we’ll need to find a couple Peanuts figures to put around it next Christmas.”

Best 3-foot tinsel Christmas tree

National Tree 3 Foot Silver Tinsel Tree With Plastic Stand
$19 at Amazon

“I wanted a little tabletop tree strung with only blue lights for a kind of retro look in my remodeled contemporary reading/puzzle/coffee room. The quality of the tree is excellent. The silver is nice and shiny, as well as soft. The branches are easily bent into place. The stand was easy to assemble. It is exactly what I wanted and a great value for the money. Very happy with my purchase.”

Best 3.5-foot pine Christmas tree

Vickerman Carmel Pine Tree With Burlap Base-Unlit, 42-Inch
$37 at Amazon

“This little tree is absolutely perfect for our downsized Christmas display this year. The base is sturdy and heavy; the burlap covering is traditional and innocuous. The tree itself was fun to ‘fluff out.’ Our tree looks just like the photo! There is plenty of greenery to give a realistic look, and generous spaces between the branches to hold our mercury-glass heirloom ornaments. The pine cones are sturdy and well-attached. The tree is on a small table to add height. We put some photos on Facebook, and have gotten great compliments! We’ll use this tree for years.”

Best pre-lit 4-foot Christmas tree with ornaments

National Tree 48 Inch Fiber Optic Ornament Fireworks Tree
$96 at Amazon

“This Christmas tree really exceeded my expectations. It is beautiful! The ornaments are already built into the tree and there is no need for added ornaments unless you choose to add some. The fiber optics are bright and vivid, the star is beautiful, as is the base. Out of the box, it needs some adjusting, as all artificial trees do, but once that is done, you have a simply beautiful tree to enjoy. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a beautiful conversation-piece Christmas tree.”

Best pre-lit 4.5-foot Douglas Fir Christmas tree

National Tree 4.5 Foot “Feel Real” Downswept Douglas Fir Tree With 450 Clear Lights
$116 at Amazon

“This is a lovely tree; it is so realistic-looking that it has to be touched to confirm that it’s not real. Substantial branches don’t sag, except with the very heaviest ornaments. I like lots of lights, and the way these lights are mounted gives the appearance of having more lights, even with ornaments. It was easy to assemble; though you should plan on spending a lot of time ‘fluffing’ since there are many, many branch tips! I bought this one for my mother; and we liked it so much, I’ve ordered the 7.5-foot-tall one as a gift for my daughter’s family!”

Best pre-lit 5-foot Alpine Christmas tree

Vickerman Pre-Lit Natural Alpine Tree With 150 Multicolored Dura-Lit Lights, 5-Feet
$83 at Amazon

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it when I first assembled it. But it’s perfect! Now that it’s all decorated and in its special spot, it’s really pretty. I like the fact that it is not really full, as we have a very small house and a full tree takes up too much space. This one is perfect. I also like the fact that the tree trunk shows! I am thinking that I can remove the Christmas ornaments and leave it up. Will put some ‘non-Christmas’ things on it and leave it up all year! Love it.”

Best pre-lit 6-foot spruce Christmas tree

Best Choice Products 6ft Pre-Lit Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree
$100 at Amazon

“I’ve never gotten a Christmas tree because I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of picking it out, getting it home, cleaning it up, and disposing of it. But this year my mother-in-law convinced me to finally get one, so I went on Amazon and ordered this gem. It arrived in two days, and was the easiest thing ever. It comes in three parts and quickly clips together. The lights are already strung. So literally all you do is click it together, and plug it in. It’s very easy, doesn’t take long at all, and then there you have the perfect tree. We loved it. It looked amazing, and we will definitely put it up each year.”

Best “snow”-covered 6-foot Christmas tree

King of Christmas 6 Foot Prince Flock Artificial Christmas Tree
$128 at Amazon

“This tree is absolutely gorgeous! I’m in love with this beauty! It looks like a real tree with snow on it. The pictures don’t do it any justice. Worth every penny! It came in three parts and was super easy to put together. Strong and sturdy. King of Christmas outdid themselves with this beautiful tree.”

Best 6.5-foot blue spruce Christmas tree

6.5’ Balsam Hill Blue Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree Unlit
$299 at Amazon

“I was a little worried ordering a Christmas tree online sight unseen. However, based on all the great reviews for this tree, I bit the bullet and ordered. I am 110 percent satisfied with my tree. This tree is very well made and I believe it will last for many years to come. The branches are soft and I love that they are not plastic. All the trees we saw in the stores had plastic branches and were two or three times the price of this tree. It comes very nicely packaged to your door. The branches are all secured with red ribbon. Everything is labeled, so you can easily put it together. I cannot find any fault with this tree and am truly glad I purchased.”

Best pre-lit 7.5-foot Carolina Pine Christmas tree

National Tree 7.5 Foot Carolina Pine Tree With Flocked Cones and 750 Clear Lights
$297 at Amazon

“This is seriously the most beautiful artificial tree I’ve ever seen. I love all the different textures, colors, and pine-cone accents. The lights are a nice, warm white. The tree is beautiful enough on its own, even without ornaments. Worth the money. It is amazingly full as well. Those who said it was thin did not take the time to fluff it properly, which does take a bit of patience, but is worth the effort. Love it!”

Best 7.5-foot Kingswood Fir Christmas tree

National Tree 7.5 Foot Kingswood Fir Pencil Tree
$79 at Amazon

“Gorgeous, lifelike, perfect for a tight corner. I’ve always gotten live trees, but in my new house there’s not enough space. After reading the glowing reviews for this tree, I decided to take a chance — and I’m glad I did! If I needed another tree, I’d buy this one again, or at least one by National Tree. It arrived on time, was easy to unbox, and I assembled in a minute. Then I took an hour to fluff the branches while listening to Christmas carols. I’m amazed at how thick and realistic the branches are! I would have paid double for a tree of this quality.”

Best 7.5-foot spruce Christmas tree

Best Choice Products 7.5ft Premium Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree
$85 at Amazon

“This is a beautiful tree! When you first receive it, you might be worried that it’s too sparse, but it is packed very well, so you must take the time to fluff out each branch. Once we put the lights and ornaments on it, there were no open spaces to see between the branches. I liked that it was not as wide at the bottom as our previous tree. It took up less space width-wise and used fewer ornaments, but still has a very full look. It also doesn’t shed.”

Best pre-lit 9-foot Alpine Christmas tree

Vickerman 9’ Natural Alpine Christmas Tree With 500 Multi-colored LED Lights
$289 at Amazon

“Been waiting for years to get an artificial tree, and I chose the right brand and style! It looks fabulous when fluffed out. Granted it takes at least 45 minutes to get it from the box to fluffed out, more if you are symmetry OCD like I am, but it is well worth the time. Pack-up is very easy into the reusable box to store for next Christmas. Love it. Well-designed and well-made. Great value for the money.”

Best pre-lit 10-foot Dunhill Fir Christmas tree

National Tree 10 Foot Dunhill Fir Tree With 1200 Dual LED Lights
$639 at Amazon

“Yes, this is a very expensive tree. However, I could not be more pleased with this purchase. I was looking for a tree to fill a 12-foot ceiling space and this fit the bill perfectly! I have had so many compliments. I love the fact that you can set the lights to be different colors and functions — white, multicolored, flashing, still, nine modes in all. Yes, it takes a while to set up, but it is well worth it.”

Best 12-foot Dunhill Fir Christmas tree

National Tree 12 Foot Dunhill Fir Tree
$522 at Amazon

“Lovely tree — moderately complex to set up due to all the fluffing up of the branches, but well worth it. We set up the tree then waited several days to add the lights and trim. This gave us time to take small 15-minute forays into separating the three small branches at each intersection and getting it into the perfect shape. By adding our own lights, we can keep this tree forever versus having some of it stop functioning in a year or two. Well worth the purchase and the little bit of extra time and consideration that is put into setting this up.”

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The 15 Best-Reviewed Artificial Christmas Trees on Amazon