Buying a good old-fashioned fir tree and hanging baubles on it is soooo 20th Century. From ballet shoes to beer bottles, cuddly toys to cars, here are some of the best and weirdest (and sometimes both) Christmas trees that people all over the world have come up with this year…
In St Pancras station, passengers are being charmed by an enormous tree made of Disney cuddlies…
Disney christmas tree. pic.twitter.com/AOlhtMbTjf— Brahim Fouradi (@bfouradi) December 9, 2015
What a great and unusual idea for a Christmas tree at London St Pancras station. Will put a smile on anyone's face! pic.twitter.com/sCzOMOiVdE— Nikkie B (@Nikkiewithane) November 13, 2015
While in Jakarta, one hotel has won this year’s Great Indonesian Bake Off, we feel…
Highest Christmas Tree made from Puff Pastry 9 meter, MURI award at Lobby Hotel The Park Lane Jakarta pic.twitter.com/8Zog4wXrHS— Liter Nusa (@liternusa) December 10, 2015
Back home, the English National Ballet has made a beautiful tree out of ballet shoes in the foyer of the London Coliseum..
While over in Hamburg, this car junkyard got very festive:
In America – Mona Shores High School, Michigan, to be precise – they created not just a singing Christmas tree but a singing tree made out of people:
Members of the Mona Shores high school choir stand in the singing Christmas tree pic.twitter.com/hkvJ70W0iK— Lizbeth Carolina (@LizbethCaro07) December 5, 2015
No, really. (And they’ve been doing this for 31 years, you know.)
But if you want the ultimate English Christmas tree, how about a combination of umbrellas, Claridge’s and Burberry - courtesy of Burberry CEO and creative director, Christopher Bailey:
Remind us to stay at the Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona sometime, though. Specifically: at Christmas time.
We’re also rather in love with the Christmas tree at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris – which isn’t so much hung with baubles as made of them:
And we’re also very fond of this slightly radical, upside-down tree (location unknown):
If you hang a Christmas tree upside down is that satanism? pic.twitter.com/pZ7Q6ZpVb3— yellow car punch (@brycoo) December 14, 2015
Meanwhile, at Legoland Windsor, the Christmas tree is made out of… you guessed it…
And over at the library of University College Dublin, they’ve come up with a suitably academic version:
In the Blue Room of The White House, however, the Christmas tree might not be that weird – but it’s certainly wonderful. In a red, white and blue sort of way:
Got a chance to do the White House Christmas Tour! INCREDIBLE! Here's a pic of the National Christmas Tree, which i… pic.twitter.com/tPdbjBEmxM— Selfie Robot (@SelfieRobot) December 11, 2015
While over in Baghdad, they’ve been putting together the largest Christmas tree in the Middle East:
Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas 2015 without a Star Wars tree somewhere in the world. In this case, Japan:
And it wouldn’t be Christmas in Britain without booze being a factor – and Christmas trees don’t get much boozier than this one in a Northampton nightclub, which is made of 600 Carlsberg bottles:
Do you go to town with your festive decorations? What's your Christmas tree like this year? Tell us in the Comments section below.