During the holidays, who doesn't love a home with the halls fully decked and a tree totally trimmed? But to get your house Christmas-ready is no small undertaking. The tree alone is often an hours-long process of unraveling garland, carefully hanging breakable glass ornaments, and silently cursing the giant wad of twinkle lights that are only half-working. And that's all after you get the tree in your living room in the first place!
OK, sure, that sounds awfully laborious. But what is the alternative?
Well, it used to be simply not having a Christmas tree at all. That is, until someone created a "solution" in the form of a 6.5-foot collapsible version that comes predecorated, complete with 400 clear mini-lights, shatterproof ornaments, 60 yards of ribbon, and a large bow topper.
That's right: you simply set up a pole and then pull the flattened "tree" up around it, fastening it at the top.
If that's too complicated, the "tree" makers even created an instructional video to show you how to do it in just 30 seconds flat.
According to the site that sells the trees — which weigh less than 15 pounds and are somehow already sold out — the "elegant Christmas tree looks like it took hours to decorate, but it really takes only a few minutes."
Elegant? That's a no. But a potentially genius way for lazy people to get in on the holiday spirit? It's worth a shot. What have you got to lose? A half a minute?