Pineapple Christmas Trees are here to add a fruity twist to the holiday season
Although they're probably the most iconic iconography from the holiday season, I have plenty of reservations about the use of Christmas trees in our daily lives. Now usually, we'd be pretty crazy to bring a tree into our homes, but holiday season is also silly season when it comes to common sense. I mean - why else do we listen to that Mariah Carey song for weeks on end? Not for our own enjoyment, that's for sure.
But the honest truth, guys, is that you probably shouldn't bring a pine tree into your home for several weeks at a time - even if you don't care about the environment. There are studies which suggest pine trees could make you sick (thanks to all the mould that grows on them), plus they're a potential Trojan horse for weird bugs and other things you generally don't want scurrying around your home.
But instead of buying an artificial tree, this year, why don't you try something a little more... fruity? Look, I don't know about you, but due to an overestimation of my own hunger and my local grocery store's stringent return policy, I've got a lot of pineapples that I need to use for something.
So imagine my surprise - and relief - when I found out about pineapple Christmas trees! Of course, science hasn't quite yet seen fit to give us all six-foot-tall pineapples, but what pineapple Christmas trees lack in size, they more than make up for in sheer versatility and fruity design possibilities! Just look at this little guy and tell me you won't want four or five of those lighting up your living room:
While previously, we only knew the crown of the pineapple as the bit you couldn't eat and the bit that really annoys your cat, the top of the pineapple is actually a pretty handy substitute for the individual branches of a Christmas tree, isn't it? Take a look at another one of these pineapple Christmas trees, and you'll see what I mean:
Even if you don't live in a smaller living space, you can dress each of these little fruits up and dot them around your home. You can give each member of your household a little tree of their own to put their presents under. But sadly, not everyone's going to dig having that many pineapples around.
That's fine: I'm not here to tell you how to live your life. But if you're looking for something a little different this time around for Christmas, why not try decorating your tree like a pineapple this year instead?
Look, folks: when it comes to new and alternative ways to decorate your home this year, the possibilities are endless. But personally, I think that everybody could use more pineapples. We've already seen pineapple Jack O'Lanterns, haven't we? So, I think that from there, Christmas Pineapples are just the next logical step.