I Heard a New One Last Night. Ever Hear of Upside Down Christmas Trees?

Midland, Michigan
December 5, 2017 10:20am CST
Someone came through my lane that was talking to another customer about how he was visiting someone living in a nice home and they had a Christmas tree suspended from the ceiling in some way, and it was upside down. I looked online, and it appears that people in certain countries have done this years ago and it may have gotten it's start back in the Middle Ages. Regardless, several stores now sell trees that can be placed in this manner. Many of them have stands so that the tree can still be on the floor but the stand holds the top of the tree rather than the trunk. The link shows a couple of smaller trees being suspended from beams in the ceiling although I think a few people are using larger trees as well. Have you ever heard of this before, or done it yourself? Would you consider this option?
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@MALUSE (33031)
• Denmark
5 Dec
Why?? Is the tree supposed to look better this way? In my opinion, it's just a fad to show how original and smart someone is.
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Dec
I don't know why. I think it's silly. If people have animals or small children they think could knock it down, then they could get a tree that would fit on a small table. That's what we did in the past.
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@Asylum (47345)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec
It does make it easier to place a fairy or star on the top of the tree.
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@Asylum (47345)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec
Maybe this tradition was started by homesick Australians.
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@MALUSE (33031)
• Denmark
5 Dec
That's a good one!!
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
Maybe. I was going to say I don't get it but after thinking of it a few moments, I got it. Pretty funny actually.
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@Asylum (47345)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec
@MarshaMusselman I realised when I posted that comment that it would be easy to miss the intended meaning.
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@Happy2BeMe (70091)
• Canada
5 Dec
Actually I had a former coworker a few years ago who did the upside down Christmas tree. It was actually pretty cool.
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Dec
Did you happen to get any pictures of it? It would be cool to see it in a home and if I ever hear of it being done here I may have to see it in person, but that may be years too.
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@Happy2BeMe (70091)
• Canada
5 Dec
@MarshaMusselman No I didn't but I will check her FB page and see if she took anyway. It was very cool to see.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
@Happy2BeMe If she shared it on FB you probably shouldn't copy the photo although I don't know it's rules. I thought maybe you saw the tree in person and possibly got your own picture of it.
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@shaggin (27085)
• United States
5 Dec
I heard about this recently too and while I think it looks ridiculous I can see why it could be practical!
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Dec
If it's placed on the ground, I don't see how it can't be knocked down any easier than the normal way. If it's suspended, I guess that could be practical. Some did it years ago, i guess, when their living space was too small for one done normally. Whenever we had homes that were too small, we just got a tree for a table top which also works great with toddlers and animals. I don't think I'd consider doing one this way for any reason.
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@shaggin (27085)
• United States
5 Dec
@MarshaMusselman I would never but an upside down tree. I think an attachment to the ceiling would be better to keep it from tipping over but my ceiling would probably fall down if I tried putting one up on it. Thats true about a tabletop one in small spaces etc. I have a small pink fiberoptic one on my dining room table.
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@jaboUK (50778)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec
I haven't heard of this, and no, I wouldn't do it myself. It seems rather pointless.
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• Midland, Michigan
9 Dec
I agree. I think it's quite silly. The ones in the link don't look that great either. But, even if they did look better than they do, I wouldn't be interested. I might be willing to view one, but I can't see that there would ever be a reason for me to bother with it.
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@rina110383 (23692)
6 Dec
My first time to see one.
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Dec
I never even thought to look or search it out before. In fact, I was surprised to find there were many links about it. It even said stores in the USA will sell these for much more than a normal tree would go for as much as eight hundred dollars.
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@BelleStarr (32211)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Dec
If you have small children or pets I can see the suspending from the ceiling being a god idea but otherwise I prefer the smaller part at the top, looks better to my eyes
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
I can't see doing it for any reason although I would go look at one if I heard one could be viewed somewhere, but other than that I doubt I'd be interested.
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@amadeo (48252)
• United States
5 Dec
Yes I have.This is old news and been around for some times now.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
I heard that some country has done this before, but it's not something I've heard about in Michigan before now.
@Corbin5 (82191)
• United States
5 Dec
Well, it is unusual-looking, but definitely a good way to draw attention to that tree.
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• Midland, Michigan
6 Dec
The ones in the images look like they used smaller than normal trees. I'd think you'd have to be paying attention to see such a small tree hanging. Unless I were sitting in that room, then I'd notice for sure. When reading about it more, it sounds like most use a normal sized tree and then suspend it in some manner.
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@just4him (92534)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Dec
I have heard of it. My friend posted a funny video pertaining to cats and Christmas trees, some of those were suspended from the ceiling so the cat couldn't get at it. It was funny to see the cat just staring at it.
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@Hatley (159692)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Dec
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@ms1864 (7001)
• Bangalore, India
6 Dec
I have seen upside down Christmas trees used as a joke if one has pets like dogs and cats who keep knocking them over.
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@LoriAMoore (10171)
• United States
5 Dec
Yes, I saw this on the news the other day. I wouldn't want to mount something to my ceiling.
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@LadyDuck (122596)
• Switzerland
6 Dec
They had a bit of popularity two years ago and they have now completely disappeared.