Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Michael Rielly

Pre-lit Christmas trees: How to style and where to buy

Recommended Posts

Michael Rielly

Pre-lit Christmas trees: How to style and where to buy
Here's a selection of the best pre-lit Christmas trees available to buy...

Country Living
By Katie Avis-Riordan
Sep 3, 2018



Come Christmas, many people choose a pre-lit Christmas tree over a real, traditional Christmas tree. Whether it's a fibre optic Christmas tree or an artificial Christmas tree decorated with LED lights, a pre-lit tree can look fantastic in your home and save you from buying a new tree every year.

So here's everything you need to know about this type of Christmas tree, including how to style one and where to buy them...

What are pre-lit Christmas trees?

A pre-lit Christmas tree consists of an artificial fir tree which comes already pre-wired with lights. These lights cannot normally be removed from the tree as they are built into the tree's design.

Pre-lit trees are illuminated with mini bulb lights, LED lights or fibre optic lights. They come in all shapes and sizes, from tabletop trees to 7ft trees or even larger.

The benefits of a pre-lit tree

As pre-lit Christmas trees are artificial, you won't have to deal with the hassle of clearing up pine needles. Another bonus to buying a pre-lit tree is that you won't have to sort out your pile of tangled fairy lights or make the effort to string lights on the tree – it's already been done for you. Plus, you can do your bit for the environment and use the tree again year after year to minimise waste and be more eco-friendly.

How to style pre-lit Christmas trees

Here are some Pinterest ideas to give you inspiration on how to style pre-lit Christmas trees...

1. The natural look

This look wants to make it appear as if you've plucked a tree straight from a snow-covered forest and brought it inside to nurture and decorate.

2. The Scandi look

Simplicity is key for those pre-lit Christmas trees which display only the shape of the tree's twigs and branches. The lack of greenery makes the lights, and any other decorations you choose to hang from it, stand out even more.


SOURCE: https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/a22859768/best-pre-lit-christmas-trees/


  • Like 3

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Johnny Boy

Hobby Lobby has a lot of great, pre-it trees and I was thinking of upgrading.  I like the idea of LED lights, less likely to have a burn out.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa TJS

Balsim Hill makes the best ,most realistic trees, I have two of them. Here is mine 7 1/2 foot Balsim.



Edited by Santa TJS
add photo
  • Wow 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Eileen Strom

I HAVE to have a artificial tree... Molds, dust and mostly the terpenes are the worst.

Once a real one is cut, I am allergic to them. Takes a bit of time, but the closed up house and the sap and the fumes from it intensify and I am not good. Spent way to many years, every year as a kid and teen, being sick at Christmas time.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Ed K

We also need an artificial tree as our second child is allergic to them. When he was younger he also looked like he had dark circles under his eyes because of the allergies.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Bruce Geron

Last year we bought a natural-look pre-lit tree with LED lights. We miss the natural tree but chose to go with the artificial tree. I am very pleased with our selection. We have a choice in lighting style - blink or constant on and either warm gold or multi colour. I've enjoyed changing the colour midway through a party to see who notices.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • Drosselmeyer
      By Drosselmeyer
      Disneyland Float Collapse Launches Santa off Sled During Parade
      Date:  12/16/18
      Author:  Alexandra Deabler, Fox News

      According to WDWNT, the sleigh broke during the parade and launched Mr. Claus right out of his seat. He was left dangling by his safety harness while he waited for crew members to help him down.
      Link to Article:    https://www.foxnews.com/travel/disneyland-float-collapse-launches-santa-off-sled-during-parade
    • Michael Rielly
      By Michael Rielly
      Dorcas Reilly, Creator of Green Bean Casserole, Dies at 92
      Friends and family are mourning the creator of an iconic recipe and a Thanksgiving staple.
      NBC Connecticut
      By David Chang
      October 23, 2018

      Friends and family are mourning the creator of an iconic recipe and a Thanksgiving staple.
      Dorcas Reilly, the inventor of Campbell’s green bean casserole, died on Oct. 15. She was 92. 
      “Dorcas was an incredible woman, whose legacy will live on in more than 20 million American households this Thanksgiving,” the Campbell Soup Company wrote on its website. 
      Reilly, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, gained fame while working for Campbell’s Home Economics department in 1955. She combined green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup to create what was originally called “Green Bean Bake.” The recipe would later be known as green bean casserole, referred to by Campbell as “the mother of all comfort foods.” 
      Dorcas left Campbell's in 1961 and returned in 1981 to serve as manager of the Campbell’s Kitchen. She then retired in 1988. Campbell's donated Dorcas’ original recipe for green bean casserole to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. 
      A spokesperson described Dorcas as a person who was admired for her “humble and unassuming nature.” 
      “Dorcas would often share that the first time she made her famous recipe, it did not receive the highest rating in Campbell’s internal testing," the spokesperson wrote. "Yet, it was her persistence and creativity that led to an enduring recipe that will live on for decades to come.”
      SOURCE: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/national-international/Dorcas-Reilly-Campbell-Green-Bean-Casserole-Death-498372271.html
    • Michael Rielly
      By Michael Rielly
      U.S. Postal Service to Issue Classic Santa Stamps this Christmas
      Art Features Images from 1950s Coca-Cola Ads

      June 26, 2018
      It's beginning to look like a classic Christmas! This October, the Postal Service will ring in the 2018 holiday season with four Sparkling Holidays stamps featuring character-rich close-ups of Santa Claus.
      The Santa images are from Haddon Sundblom paintings created for The Coca-Cola Company holiday advertisements that ran from the 1940s through the early 1960s. Sundblom, a famed commercial artist, depicted a rosy-cheeked, smiling, grandfatherly man in a red suit that came to embody the very essence of "Santa." 
        The Sparkling Holidays stamps will be issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
      Additional details will be announced before the stamps' release.
      The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
      SOURCE: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-postal-service-to-issue-classic-santa-stamps-this-christmas-300672388.html
  • Donations

    All donations go directly towards the cost of hosting and running ClausNet!

    Your support, through donations or simply by clicking on sponsor links, is greatly appreciated!

    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Our picks

    • George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
      On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, a national day of Thanksgiving.

      In it, Washington called upon all Americans to express their gratitude for a happy conclusion to the nation's war of independence and the successful ratification of the United States Constitution. Especially this year, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we should reflect on the full meaning of the day. Let’s strive to be truly thankful in our hearts this Thanksgiving.

      What better way to enter the holiday season?
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Coping With Depression Before and After The Christmas Season
      With all of the joy, love, wonder, and excitement that Christmas brings the "professional" Santa; it can, for some, bring a bit of sadness, anxiety, and overall depression too. Now, many might think, "What!? How can Santa be depressed...it's Christmas!" but it truly can happen and it's good to inventory those feelings and problem solve what an appropriate solution might be.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
    • Auld Lang Syne
      Every New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, millions around the world traditionally gather together to sing the same song, “Auld Lang Syne”. As revilers mumble though the song’s versus, it often brings many of them to tears – regardless of the fact that most don’t know or even understand the lyrics. Confusion over the song’s lyrics is almost as much of a tradition as the song itself. Of course that rarely stops anyone from joining in.
        • Wow
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Merry Christmas, My Friend
      Every year around this time, some variation of this poem is circulated online. The poem is generally credited to “a soldier stationed in Okinawa” or more recently since September 11, 2001, “a Marine stationed in Afghanistan”.

      However, the poem’s true author is Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt.

      Originally entitled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend”, Corporal Schmidt wrote the poem in 1986 while serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, in Washington, D.C.

      That day the poem was placed in the Marine Corps Gazette and distributed worldwide. Schmidt’s poem was later published in Leatherneck (Magazine of the Marines) in December 1991.
        • Sad
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?
      Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?

      Do you think we should start calling out those in our community whose actions or behavior is unbecoming of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus?
        • Like
      • 68 replies
    • Backlash Building Against The Man Who Invented Christmas
      Backlash Building Against The Man Who Invented Christmas

      September 7, 2017


      There is a new Christmas movie headed to theaters this Christmas about Charles Dickens about his creation of A Christmas Carol and Christmas purists hate it. Already.

      The film has a stellar cast that features the dreamy-eyed Dan Stevens as Dickens and the legendary Christopher Plummer as Scrooge. Here is the trailer:

      “This is a very presumptuous film,” said Christmas fan and would-be film critic, Arnold Yates, via MSN. “Charles Dickens was great but he certainly didn’t invent Christmas. Bah Humbug!”

      That sentiment is growing online as the preview makes the rounds.
        • Confused
        • Like
      • 14 replies
    • Seeking recognition
      Seeking recognition is a downward path for a legend who performs his tasks in the veil of night.

      Recently, a fellow portrayer of Santa posted an image on Facebook that they constructed to look like a magazine cover with him on it and several story snips like many publications have on their covers.  You may have seen it if they are your friend on Facebook.  It looks okay.  The composition is good, but the rendering when uploading it to Facebook became distorted it and it is quite pixelated when you look at it from a development standpoint.
        • Love
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • Not Everyone Can Be Santa!
      Yes, I said it and it is not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings. I do view many Facebook sites along with websites and posted photos. Frankly, many of these postings should have never been put on public display.
        • Thanks
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Are you the 'real' Santa?
      How do you answer this question?

      "Are you the 'real' Santa?"

      Read all the replies...
      • 91 replies
    • Infringement? Make up your own mind.
      In the last couple of days, on several different social media and bidding sites, an item has been offered for sale that in my opinion is cause for suspicion.  I would like to bring that product to your attention.

      There is some disagreement over whether or not it is an infringement or not.  I believe it is close enough to be considered as an infringement, but that is not the only the reason behind my post.
        • Like
      • 29 replies
About | Forums | Blogs | Newsletter | Contact

© 2018 MJR Group. LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright IP Policy

Proud affiliate of My Merry Christmas!

Subscribe to the ClausNet Gazette

Enter your email address to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

About ClausNet

The ClausNet community is the largest social network and online resource for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer Handlers, and Santa helpers for the purposes of sharing stories, advice, news, and information.