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Not all artificial Christmas trees are created equal (and, to be honest, some are made very, very cheaply). To make your holidays extra festive for years to come, we found five trees that go above and beyond, with extra features like pre-strung lights, hinged branches for easy assembly and even Alexa compatibility. And when December 26 hits, they can easily be disassembled and put back in the box in ten minutes flat. Impressive.


Editors’ Pick: Mr. Christmas 7ft Alexa Compatible Christmas Tree

The Facts:

  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa
  • 13 different lighting functions
  • Realistic Douglas fir appearance

Yeah, you read that right, this tree is compatible with Alexa. Once you sync it up, you’re able to select the lighting display you want (there are 13 specific options, including multi-fade and multi-twinkle), turn the whole thing on and off, and even schedule what time you want the lights to turn on every day––all by asking for what you want. “As soon as I heard this was a thing, I immediately pre-ordered it. I can’t wait to connect it to my Alexa so I don’t have to worry about inevitably losing the light remote, like I do every year,” one PureWow editor says.

$303 at Amazon


Best Value: Best Choice Products 7.5ft Premium Spruce Hinged Artificial Christmas Tree

The Facts:

  • Three hinged pieces for easy assembly
  • Durable steel base for stability
  • Flame-retardant PVC plastic branches

Investing in an artificial Christmas tree doesn’t have to set you back a few hundred dollars. This 7’5” tree looks just as picturesque as its competitors but costs just $90. Less money spent on the Christmas tree = more money in the Christmas present fund. It’s really a win-win. Plus, the  three hinged pieces make it so easy to assemble that you’ll question why you ever stuck with a real tree for all those years.

$90 at Amazon


Splurge-Worthy: Balsam Hill Classic Blue Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree, 7.5ft, Clear Lights

The Facts:

  • 100 percent PVC classic needles for fullness
  • Three-year limited warranty
  • Convenient on/off foot pedal

Want to feel like you’re living in a department store Christmas display? Setting this tree up in your living room will do the trick. The “so full it’s perfect” shape (made with a casual 2,960 branches) and 1,000 built-in lights make this one of the best-looking trees on the market. We can practically see the fam gathered around it now.

$449 at Amazon


Runner Up: National Tree Company 7.5ft Carolina Pine Tree

The Facts:

  • Pre-strung clear lights
  • Flocked pinecones
  • “Feel Real” technology on branches

Worried guests will be able to spot your faux pine from a mile away? This tree should calm your fears. The branch tips are molded after real trees, built with a hinge design and are crush-resistant, so this baby will look good as new even after spending 12 months in the attic under a box of ornaments. Plus, think about how happy your husband will be when you tell him he doesn’t have to string the lights this year!

$288 at Amazon


Underdog: Best Choice Products 7.5ft Pre-Lit Snow Flocked Artificial Christmas Tree

The Facts:

  • Snow-flocked branches
  • Pre-strung warm white lights
  • Assembles in minutes

The snow-dusted branches and warm white lights on this tree create an ultra-cozy effect, just like a winter wonderland. And just imagine how festive it’ll will look when it’s adorned with your ever-growing ornament collection. A real tree could never. And a bonus? The three-piece design is super easy to disassemble when it’s time to pack away the Christmas decorations for the year.

$180 at Amazon

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