Pineapple Christmas trees are one of 2017’s hottest holiday trends
Millions of families are honoring the yearly tradition of either hauling a musty, fake, Christmas tree out of the attic, or trekking into the wilderness to chop down a real one before spending hours festooning it with lights and decorations. It can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work.
That’s why this holiday season, we’re totally feeling the idea of just decorating a pineapple. Because, fuck it.
This time of year means moving Elves, baking cookies, buying presents, wrapping presents, going to parties, and wishing you’d bought more wine, and on top of that, decorating an entire tree. For those of us running out of time, good news! Pineapple Christmas trees are very on-trend this year, and the internet has no shortage of easy and fun decor ideas.
You could go vacation-y if you’ll be traveling this year and won’t have a chance to do a real tree.
Or you can make it extremely glam. This is the beauty of it, the only limit is your own creativity.
OMGOSH 🍍🎄😍 a #pineapplechristmastree ~ so yes this is a thing and I am LOVING it I think I may have to have one this year! Tropical and Christmassy all in one 😍😍😍 What do ya think???? Original 📸: @jayfashion4you . . . . . . . #littlebirdiehandmade #handmadeau #handmade #christmas #christmasiscoming #christmas2017 #santa #pineapple #christmastree #tree #purple #fruit #tropicalfruit #interiordesign #design #tropicaldesign #tropicalchristmas #christmasbaubles #notjustfruit
According to Delish, searches for “pineapple Christmas trees” are up more than 3,406 percent in 2017 as compared to last year. And we can’t really find a reason to hate on that fact.
After all, pineapples are sturdy, sweet-smelling, compact, a fun shape, and super cheap. You could literally put one in each room of your home for less than the price of an actual tree — and with about one-millionth the level of mess and aggravation.
When I was a kid we put up the Christmas decorations on Christmas Eve & they came down on the Twelfth Day of Christmas. This year I decided the 1st of December was the day to decorate the Christmas Pineapple. It remains to be seen whether the Christmas Pineapple will last until the 25th 🍍 #christmas #christmaspineapple #breakwithtradition
It’s the perfect answer to decorating your office or cubicle without a lot of fuss.
And honestly, they just make for a lovely and elegant silhouette.
It's the first of December and I'm told by hubby that we can now officially put up the tree. I don't want to spend half of tomorrow dragging our 2-metre tree out of storage, having the green dust all over the carpet and then decorating it. I wish I'd just bought a pineapple at the supermarket. #christmaspineapple #pineapplechristmastree Photo via @lifee.cz
They really are surprisingly pretty when all dolled up — and portable AF.
Did you get your #holiday #homedecor on this weekend? We keep seeing this #christmaspineapple #trend going on, so thought we’d give it a go with a #retro twist- what do you think? Yay or nay? __________________________ #SantiagoProperties #interiordesign #design #decor #holiday #christmas #grandrapids #historichome #heritagehill #grmi #christmastree #unique #creative #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #grandrapidsrealtor #realtorlife #yayornay #youdecide #comment #pineapple
But no matter how creative we get, let’s not forget who originated this idea in the first place — good old SpongeBob. He literally lives in one, you guys.
Pinterest is going crazy about this pineapple Christmas tree idea…Yo Spongebob thought of it first. pic.twitter.com/Rbqvgyhdi5
— Brady AT Night (@BradyOnAir) November 7, 2017
The best part of this plan is once the holidays are over (or January 22nd like I usually seem to do, shut up, only God can judge me) there’s no pulling it apart and stuffing it in a broken-down box until near year. Or dragging its withered carcass out to the side of the road until brush pick-up whisks it away. You can either toss it in the kitchen trash or chop it up to feed to your kids as a healthy snack, which they can outright reject. As usual.
When life gives you pineapples, make a pineapple tree. You won’t regret it.