Upside-down Christmas trees are trending, but have nothing to do with “Stranger Things”

Steph Barnes
Upside-down Christmas trees are trending, but have nothing to do with “Stranger Things”

Season 2 of Stranger Things premiered on Netflix back in October, which means we’ll have to wait at least another year to revisit the town of Hawkings, Indiana. But if you’re already suffering from post-Eleven disorder, you can recover Stranger Things-style by grabbing an upside-down Christmas tree. Yes, you read that right, upside-down Christmas trees are now a thing — but they have nothing to do with the actual show.

We first noticed the flipped trees in a Twitter Moment compilation. It read, “They’re in hotels and they’re on sale in stores, whether you like it or not.”

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, it seems millennials are kind of over traditional holiday decorations, so this could just be a way to reignite a bit of the lost holiday spirit. We aren’t exactly sure where the upside-down tree originally came from, but we have been seeing many people posting their fully decorated trees, along with displays in decorated stores, hotels, and even some in public spaces.

On November 22nd, a fancy hotel in London unveiled its annual holiday tree and it was, you guessed it, upside-down. This tree installation was extra special, too, as it was arranged by renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfield.

Here’s what the upside-down Christmas tree looks like:

The hotel compared the tree to a “silver stalactite” that’s “hung with silver lametta decorations, silver butter leather feathers and snowflakes handmade by craftsmen in Germany, with tree candles providing the lighting.”

If you’d like your very own upside-down Christmas tree this year, you can pick one up from Target for around $1,000.

We’re not sure we can fit that into our budget this year, but next year we’ll be visiting the upside-down for sure.