It’s only November 1, and we’ve barely recovered from our Halloween-candy hangovers, but you might want to start thinking about your Christmas décor to avoid any shipping delays. (Whether you’re ready or not, holiday season has more or less begun, as shoppers and companies try to get ahead of the global supply-chain crisis.) One way to kick-start the festivities is to order an artificial Christmas tree — which can last for years and comes with the benefit of being pre-lit — like this one from National Tree Company. The slim aspen-spruce model stands six feet tall and is made up of lifelike branches and needles. The tree is pre-strung with 300 multicolor lights that stay lit even if a bulb goes out, and the hinged branches drop down and fold up for easy storage, which means it’s convenient to put away at the end of the season. Today, it happens to be on sale — for nearly 50 percent off the original price — for just $71, which is the price you might pay for a live tree that you end up tossing at the end of the year.
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