Pineapple Christmas trees are the hot new holiday trend.

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Why pineapples are the new Christmas trees

Pine trees are so last year.


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 8, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 8:33 am CDT

‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer with holly, mistletoe, Christmas lights—and pineapples, apparently.

Pinterest gave way to the pineapple Christmas tree trend this year, inspiring a slew of crafty Instagram users to ditch the standard pine and take up a new holiday tradition.

As far as Christmas tree alternatives go, pineapples are rad because they’re cheap, portable, and compostable. They’re perfect for a desk at the office or a small apartment. 

You can make your own pineapple Christmas tree by trimming the unsliced fruit with lights, ornaments, and even a pair of sunglasses—or just “ooh” and “ahh” at these whimsical creations instead.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Dec 8, 2017, 9:43 pm CST