Why pineapples are the new Christmas trees

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‘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

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.