For some over-achievers, not just any 'ol Charlie Brown Christmas tree will do. They're paying homage to their favorite movies, sports teams, and hobbies through elaborate themed Christmas trees — and the Internet is loving them for it.
A 29-year-old British Harry Potter fan created a Potter-esque tree and posted photos of the tree to her Facebook page. To appreciate the incredible detail in the tree, you probably have to be a Potterhead. Apparently there are a lot of those out there, because the album, titled "Harry Christmas," has more than 25,000 comments and has been shared more than 66,000 times.
The tree's creator, Kathryn Burnett, said she spent eight hours decorating it with ornaments and paraphernalia from 11 visits to Warner Bros. Studios. That in itself is magical.
The only thing missing from Burnett's tree are some floating candles, as seen in this competitor's tree. Nailed it!
Looking for some inspiration to take your tree from drab to fab? We scoured the Internet and found the brightest (and quirkiest) trees out there. You're welcome. Think your tree trumps these? We'd love to see them, from the traditional to the completely wacky, send your Christmas tree photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turn your Christmas tree to the dark side with a Darth Vader Christmas tree. Merry Christmas and may the force be with you.
Can't decide between a Darth Vader tree or a Stormtrooper tree? Do both!
Batman makes a nice tree topper, too.
Then there's the "Canadian Christmas tree," fashioned with hockey sticks and cases of Molson beer.
Or how about a Christmas tree of Spam?
Purple Christmas trees are already a thing, so it's only a matter of time before someone creates a Prince-themed tree with a raspberry beret as the tree-topper. Or, for $26.72, you can get this Prince tree topper on Etsy.
What have we learned from the rising trend of themed tannenbaums? You can turn pretty much anything in your house into a Christmas tree. Even a pile of tires.