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11 Modern Christmas Trees You Can Buy Online

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The mashed potatoes may be on the stove and the turkey in the oven, and, still, you might be wondering: How soon is too soon to put up the Christmas tree? Christmas has always been a big deal for the Scott family with traditions that started when the brothers were growing up. So it’s safe to say that, around here, it’s never too early to start celebrating. Especially with all the festive gatherings and holiday parties (many filled with White Elephant gifts) that find their way on the calendar after Thanksgiving. So yes, take this as your permission to put up your modern Christmas tree!  

While a real tree can be lovely, it’s not for everyone. Which is OK, since there are so many beautiful artificial Christmas trees these days that look like the real deal. And the best part is you can buy many of the best modern Christmas trees from the comfort of your couch. Whether you prefer prelit Christmas trees, contemporary trees inspired by holiday motifs like snowflakes, or functional trees that save on storage space while still making an impact (and impressing anyone you’re hosting), the best modern Christmas trees capture the essence of the season. Read on for our favorites!  


Pre-Lit Slim Snowflake Tree

Pottery Barn


These snowflake-inspired trees offer an ethereal look while still feeling warm and inviting. Place them indoors, outdoors, or both to achieve a chic and contemporary aesthetic.


Decorative Paper Floor Trees, Set of 2

West Elm


How fun and unique are these? We love these paper floor trees for a playroom, home office, or family room because they’re easy to assemble and require zero cleaning or care.


Pre-Lit Twinkling Twig Tree

Pottery Barn


These twinkling twig trees have a minimalist modern design, with bare branches that provide the perfect excuse to mix and match. Pair these trees with a lush garland or play with texture by surrounding them in a space with cozy blankets, stockings, and pillows.


Andover Mills Lighted Christmas Tree



If you prefer a thinner frame, this stunning tree features a modern design that tucks into the corner of any room. This tree also comes pre-lit to save on time. We love that it’s offered in several sizes, meaning you could order more than one for various rooms of the house.


Pre-Lit Faux Blue Spruce Tree w/ Burlap Base

West Elm


These artificial trees are grounded in a potted burlap base to make a warm impression in a hallway, entryway, or living room. Pair them with minimal ornaments in neutral tones (or no ornaments at all!) for an upscale modern look.


Sand & Stable 4′ Lighted Pine Christmas Tree



While some of these trees are a bit larger at 7 feet tall, this 4-foot tree is a good alternative for smaller spaces. It arrives in one section, so all you have to do is attach it to its stand.


Pre-Lit Faux Black Tinsel Christmas Tree

West Elm


Black Christmas trees put a modern twist on a classic. It may sound like something ripped from The Nightmare Before Christmas, but they can actually be quite beautiful! Take it from this pre-lit tinsel tree—it’ll add unexpected elegance to your decor scheme this year.


Pre-Lit Flocked Frisco Pine Artificial Christmas Tree



Pine-ing for snow? We are too! Make it a white Christmas indoors with a frosted tree like this one, which features more than 2,000 rave reviews. This elegant tree would look gorgeous in a room with darker accents. (Say, in any living room sporting the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year.)


The Holiday Isle Tinsel Lighted Pine Christmas Tree



Speaking of tinsel…if you love it, this tree was made for you! While this might look like a regular find, its branches are made from shimmering shades of tinsel, providing a glamorous accent wherever it’s placed.


Best Choice Products 6′ Pre-Lit Artificial Spruce Christmas Tree



Another modern Christmas tree idea is to replace a traditional skirt with a material like wicker or rattan. Take inspiration from the bestselling tree shown here, which is praised for its expansive frame made from almost 800 branch tips. Customize this standout tree with garlands, ornaments, tinsel, and more.


Carolina Pine 7.5′ Artificial Pre-Lit Christmas Tree



For those who prefer a mix of modern and traditional, this top-rated tree stands 7.5 feet tall and arrives pre-lit to save on time and setup. Unpack it, plug it in, and break out the ornaments. No string lights needed!

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