Top Three Christmas Trees | Most Popular Trees to Decorate

Top Three Christmas Trees

The Christmas Season is upon us once again and it’s time to start thinking about choosing the perfect tree to carry inside for the holidays. We have compiled a list of the top three Christmas Trees. These seem to be the most popular trees to decorate for the holidays. Here are a few tips to help you make the best decision about which one of the top three Christmas Trees is best suited for your home or office.

I can hear the rumblings already; “it’s too soon to think about Christmas,” and “it seems like Halloween was just yesterday.” Well actually it was! If you’re the type of person that puts Christmas off until the last minute, then be sure to come back and read this post in a few weeks. Conversely, if you’re excited about the upcoming holidays, and your family tradition is to put up your decorations over Thanksgiving, then read on.

Top Three Christmas Trees for Home or Office

Scotch Pine: The Scotch Pine has a symmetrical, conical shape making it one of the most popular trees harvested for the holidays. With its perfect contour, it’s easy to see why the Scotch Pine tops the list of the top three Christmas trees for decorating. Another great attribute of the Scotch Pine is that has good needle retention. So, if you plan to chop down your Christmas Tree early in the season, the Scotch Pine is a good choice.

Frasier Fir: The second most popular trees for Christmas is the Frasier Fir. The beautiful, bi-color, needles are deep green on the top while the underside of the needles are silver-white in color. This makes for a rich display during the holiday season. The Frasier Fir is fairly slender compared to other Christmas Trees. This could be a benefit if you need to place your tree inside a small room or crowded space in your home or office. If space is a premium, the Frasier Fir is the best choice.

Douglas Fir: The Douglas Fir features bluish to dark green needles with an inviting pyramidal shape. These trees can be relatively thick, which can make them rather difficult to decorate using large ornaments. You can solve this minor issue with a little careful pruning before you start to decorate the tree.

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

Follow these simple steps in the order below to make it easy to decorate your Christmas Tree.

Lights: The first step is to hang the lights. This is much easier to do without the ornaments in place. I always like to test the strand of lights before I mount them on the tree. The tree will look much fuller if you work the lights in and out as you wrap the strand around the major branches. It goes without saying, to start at the base of the tree and work your way up.

Garland: The next step is to drape the garland from the tips of the branches. Leave sufficient space between each rung to allow ample room for the ornaments.

Ornaments: Hang your larger ornaments first to fill in the large gaps between the branches. Hang your favorites’ adjacent to a tree light to illuminate the ornament.

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