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Best Artificial Christmas Tree Brands of 2022

Our blogger, Amanda, has been reviewing Christmas trees for years. She takes into consideration the quality and design of the tree, looking for beauty, value, and versatility. We test trees in our Lab for durability and performance, and we use consumer testers to give their opinions on aesthetic appeal, ease of assembly, and appearance when decorated. The trees must have both a durable build and aesthetic value, but they should be versatile enough to work in different décor styles.

We look for trees that have sturdy branches, a lush full appearance, and a realistic shape. They should have the traditional shape of a tree, but some models have unique shapes such as a rounded tree or a slim tree. Some models have special lighting options with colored lights. Other brands offer realistic looking decorations, such as wreaths and garlands. And, of course, the tree should be easy to assemble, and disassemble for storage.

Our top picks for artificial Christmas trees in 2022 are:

National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Full Christmas Tree, Green, Dunhill Fir, White Lights, Includes Stand, 6.5 Feet

This full Dunhill Fir Christmas tree is attractive and affordable, and it s easy to set up. It s sold in pre-strung, pre-assembled sections, so it s a snap to set up, and it s pre-lit before it reaches your home, so even a novice can bring festive cheer to their home. We raised our tree to our ceiling and connected its metal base to the outlet, and in seconds, our tree was lit up. The 650 lights look realistic, and the tree is designed with sturdy branches, so it looks great even as you get it home.

National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Slim Christmas Tree, Green, North Valley Spruce, White Lights, Includes Stand, 9 Feet

This full pre-lit artificial Christmas tree from National Tree Company is 9 feet tall with a 40 inch base diameter. Featuring hundreds of individually crafted branch tips, this tree is designed to look and feel lifelike. The heavy duty metal base ensures stability on even, uneven surfaces. The hinged branches drop down for a simple set up and fold back in for quick and convenient storage. This tree features pre-attached, hinged branches that drop down for a simple set up and fold back in for quick and convenient storage. This tree features 550 clear lights that remain lit even when a bulb goes out. The lights are strung on the tree before packaging, offering an easier, more convenient set up. This tree is pre-strung with 550 clear lights that remain lit even when a bulb goes out. The lights are strung on the tree before packaging, offering an easier, more convenient set up. This North Valley Spruce Full Pre Lit Artificial Green Christmas Tree is 9 feet tall with a 40 inch base diameter. Features 550 white lights that remain lit even when a bulb goes out. The lights are strung on the tree before packaging, offering an easier, more convenient set up. This tree features pre-attached, hinged branches that drop down for a simple set up and fold back in for quick and convenient storage. This tree is pre-strung with 550 clear lights that remain lit even when a bulb goes out.

Puleo International 7.5 Foot Pre-Lit Aspen Fir Artificial Christmas Tree with 700 UL Listed Clear Lights Green

If you’re budget-conscious but still want a traditional look, this 7.5-foot pre-lit artificial Christmas tree is hard to beat. It’s easy to set up, and it comes with a metal stand for convenience. It’s half the cost of our former top pick, but it doesn’t have the generous trunk capacity or the clear light count. Its lighting is lower quality, and it lacks the CLEAR light option. The branches are a touch skimpy, so the tree is a bit smaller than our former pick, but if you’re looking for an affordable tree, this is still a great pick.

National Tree Company Carolina Pine 7.5 Foot Artificial Holiday Prelit Christmas Tree w/750 Clear Lights, Pinecones, 1399 Branch Tips and Metal Stand

The National Tree Carolina Pine Christmas Tree is large, fresh looking, and easy to set up. It’s an attractive tree, and it blends nicely in with holiday decor. It’s already prelit with 750 lights, which it does very well with, though you’ll probably want to supplement that with some classic red, white, or blue LED accent lighting (read our LED accent lighting buyer’s guide to find out the best accent lighting options for your Christmas tree, or see this guide’s best LED and incandescent Christmas light picks). All of the lights on the Carolina Pine are white, but they’re spaced far enough apart to create a tree full of character. And since the tree is already prelit, there’s no risk of a bulb going out halfway through setup. The Carolina Pine is heavy and reasonably stable, so it’s a good choice for a large living room or family room. It won’t be as stable in a smaller space, and it will probably tip over if you hit it with a too-hard blow.

National Tree Company Artificial Full Christmas Tree, Green, North Valley Spruce, Includes Stand, 7.5 Feet

The National Tree Company North Valley Spruce Full Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Tree is 7.5 feet tall with a 52 inch base diameter, so it should comfortably fit most rooms. Paired with the National Tree Company 5 5/8 Foot North Valley Spruce Hinged Tree Stand, this tree will stand stable even in windy conditions. This tree is nicely constructed with strong, high quality materials, hypo-allergenic, fire-resistant needles, and is easy to assemble, thanks to the convenient hinged branches that drop down for a simple set-up. It takes just a little extra time to peel back those branches, however, and pull the tips apart. (You’ll need these extra tips to attach the tree to the base of the stand.) After assembling, the tree should be symmetrical and will require about 45-60 minutes for shaping and shaping. The tree features 750 clear lights spaced 6 to 7 inches from the tips. The branches are pre-attached to a durable metal wire frame, so they don t overlap, and the tree has hinged branches for simple set-up and folding in for storage.

Christine

I never intended to run a Catholic antiquities and book business. Not in a million years. As a cradle Catholic, I grew up in a house that was filled with Catholic images and sacramentals not to mention an abundance of excellent books provided by family members who worked in publishing houses famous for their Catholic catalogues. The beautiful images and concepts presented in those books certainly had their effect in enhancing my identity as a Catholic. As the years passed, even in the midst of very un-Catholic settings, I became a repository for my friends’ Catholic “found objects.” Eventually, I had a family of my own. We’re a small family. There are just three of us. And two of us were born with the “junk collecting gene.” Garage sales attracted us like a magnet.
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