As the holidays draw nearer, you may have noticed a weird Christmas trend popping up on social media: the upside-down Christmas tree.
So what's the deal? Why are people suddenly turning their Christmas trees on their heads? And is it making anyone else very dizzy?
The upside-down Christmas tree is exactly why I don't bother to keep up with trends - it looks ridiculous 🙃 pic.twitter.com/6ALgFhVmul
— emily hill (@itsemilyhill) November 27, 2017
Turns out, upside-down Christmas trees aren't a new thing at all, despite being a very ~2017~ trend. In fact, per The Spruce, their roots are in the Middle Ages, when people would display them to signify the Holy Trinity.
Today, they're being touted by retailers like Target as a way to save floor space and start uncomfortable conversations at your Christmas house party. The trees could also be safer for pets, who will be prevented for swiping or chewing at low-hanging ornaments. What they do not appear to be is a part of the imaginary "war of Christmas" — despite what the always flabbergasting Corey Lewandowski says.
Here's Fox News and Corey Lewandowski getting offended by upside-down Christmas trees.
"I am sure that [the first family] will not be turning the tree upside down. They like this country's traditions." pic.twitter.com/TYiFCRyZnQ
— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) November 24, 2017
Nah, you'll probably just see these weird, fake foliage triangles in a few Instagram ads. Perhaps, if you're lucky, you'll see one in the wild. Please tweet a photo if you do. We need more evidence that they actually exist.
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