According to those in the know, Christmas trees are heading to the Upside-Down this festive season — sorry to make a symbol of joy feel sinister, but there you go. From the grand entrances of famous hotels where decorators try to out-do themselves annually, to the homes of the Pinterest-savvy, Christmas trees are being flipped.
Balsam Hill Australia is selling a 240 cm Upside-Down Christmas Tree
for $399 (usually $999), and they say the inverted design not only allows for more room for presents, but captures the "Magic and merriment of the holidays in true Australian fashion by turning tradition on its head." Because Australia is on the other side of the world, get it?
According to The Spruce, the trend stems from an Eastern European custom from the Middle Ages where trees were hung from the roof to represent the holy trinity. And that was before the invention of 3M.
While we do like the idea of the tree doubling as Christmas table decor, it seems like a structural nightmare that would add a whole new level of anxiety any time your cat got too close. But not so for the people below who have successfully flipped their trees.