Brace yourself: upside down Christmas trees are the newest holiday trend.
The new take on a classic Christmas decoration recently went viral on Twitter, but people aren’t quite sure how to feel about them yet.
While another wrote, “What’s better than a Christmas tree? An upside down Christmas tree of course #whytho.”
While there are multiple explanations being thrown out there as to why anybody would ever want to hang a Christmas tree upside down, one Twitter user who claimed to have written for the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue, said that they used to sell a lot of these trees. “Apparently people like them because they better showcase the ornaments (i.e. they don’t hang down & get lost in bushy lower branches).”
And home decor website The Spruce claimed that upside down Christmas trees are common in Central and Eastern Europe because it serves as a symbol of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
But not everybody thought the upside down Christmas tree trend was funny — Newsweek reported that during a segment on Fox & Friends, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said these Christmas trees reminded him of “everything that is wrong” with today.
“It’s like an upside-down world. It’s like Seinfeld, the bizarro world. Like you can be a U.S. senator after groping people on a picture and nobody has any accountability for it,” Lewandowski said, referencing a photo of Sen. Al Franken touching a woman’s breasts while she was sleeping.
“That’s what the upside-down Christmas tree means to me,”Lewandowski continued.
He also added that he didn’t think Trump and his family would be following the trend this year. “They love this country and our traditions,” he said.
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