18 Christmas tree alternatives that are (almost) as festive as the real thing

'Tis the season to decorate for the holidays, and for many Americans, that means plopping a Christmas tree at the center of a festive scheme. But while a classic fir or pine might be most traditional, others are trying out something a bit different.

Whether you're sick of the same old Norway spruce or you're simply looking to "spruce" up your holiday decor, take a look at these 18 ideas for alternatives to Christmas trees on Instagram. You might just be inspired to make a few changes this year.

Christmas village on a ladder

A colorful 'ladder tree'

Or a more minimal version 

A snow-white tree

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The space-saver

MASSACHUSETTS POLICE STOP CAR WITH MASSIVE CHRISTMAS TREE ON TOP

A beauty in blue

Or a 'pretty in pink' tree

The woodworker's tree

Hanging branches

Wooden cut-outs

A coat-rack Christmas tree

Our makeshift Christmas tree #backpackerchristmas #coatracktree #Melbourne #melbournechristmas

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Upside-down trees

The #UpsideDownChristmasTree is supposedly a thing. What do you think? #FreewayAndNatasha

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A cardboard Christmas

Christmas at the institute! #cardboardchristmastree #christmastree #christmas #design #designinstituteamman #amman #jordan

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The tree of memories

A floating Christmas wonder

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A large succulent tree

Or a much smaller one

A pegboard tree

And finally, for the well-read reveler…