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Top 10 Best Decorated & Pre-Lit Christmas Trees for 2016

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In our last post on artificial Christmas trees, we presented a list of un-lit, un-decorated options. Christmas decorating is a highly subjective area, and it’s more common that people will want to choose each element rather than have any pre-selected for them. Family heirlooms and traditions must be considered, and an unadorned tree is the best canvas.

Let’s face it, though: stringing up Christmas lights can be a pain. They’re usually tangled from the year before, and getting them to sit just right in the branches takes some amount of effort. Even seasons professionals find themselves re-situating them and occasionally coming up short when trying to plug them in.

Fortunately, you needn’t wrestle with all that. Pre-lit and even pre-decorated trees abound. Most models come in an all-white and multi-color light option. There are massive room-filling pre-lit Christmas trees, as well as smaller versions meant to sit on tables. If you’re nostalgic for that certain little ceramic tree your parents had, you’ll be please to know you can still buy that, too.

If you decide not to go the pre-lit route, you can still check out our list of the best artificial Christmas trees over here. No matter which way you decide, don’t forget to get a tree topper, too.

If you’re sick of dealing with tangled strings of lights, consider out list of the top ten best pre-list and pre-decorated Christmas trees:


Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Trees


1. National Tree “Feel-Real” Downswept Douglas Fir Tree

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(National Tree Company)

This is pretty close to top of the line when it comes to artificial trees. The branches of this Douglas Fir are specifically designed to feel as real as possible, which also creates a nicer illusion when looking at it, too. Available in three sizes from 7.5 feet to ten feet, you also get a relatively high number of those branches, with the smallest tree boasting 1,867 branch tips. The 750 LEDs are selectable between white and multi-colored, so you can choose your look by the day throughout the season. In addition to the Douglas Fir, National Tree has a Frasier Fir that is also made to feel and look real. You might be able to save some money if you go for their Dunhill Fir model, which isn’t made to feel real.

Need more options? Browse more National Tree Company products here.

Price: $279.98 for 7.5 foot tree to $787.54 for ten foot tree

Buy the National Tree “Feel-Real” Downswept Douglas Fir Tree here.


Pros:

  • 750 dual-mode LED lights
  • 1,867 branch tips
  • Realistic look and feel
  • Hinged branch construction

Cons:

  • Very heavy
  • Proprietary switch and connector system
  • Replacement parts hard to find
  • If using a timer, lights will default to white when they turn on (must manually select the color mode)

Find more National Tree “Feel-Real” Downswept Douglas Fir Tree information and reviews here.


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2. Kurt Adler Pre-Lit Point Pine Tree, Multicolor

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(Kurt Adler)

For considerably less than the National Tree Company options, this Kurt Adler tree is a very nice possibility. This one features 350 multicolored lights and stands seven feet tall. The bottom width is 46 inches, which will provide a good amount of Christmas tree presence in your living room. If you should prefer one with white lights, you can get that here. Kurt Adler is an established name in Christmas decorations, so you should be in good hands with this.

Need more options? Browse more Kurt Adler products here.

Price: $120.44

Buy the Kurt Adler Pre-Lit Point Pine Tree, Multicolor here.


Pros:

  • 350 lights
  • 1,026 branch tips
  • Metal stand
  • Easy to setup and take down

Cons:

  • Takes some time to fluff up
  • Not as realistic-looking
  • Light placement may be uneven
  • May lean to one side

Find more Kurt Adler Pre-Lit Point Pine Tree, Multicolor information and reviews here.


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3. Best Choice Products Prelit Premium Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree

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(Best Choice Products)

If you’re in search of a tree lit with all white lights, this might be the one to consider. This is a fairly large tree, so it’s recommended for larger rooms. It stands 7.5 feet high and has a 52 inch girth at the bottom. Make sure you have plenty of room for this one. This Spruce tree offers 1,346 branch tips for placing plenty of ornaments.

Need more options? Browse more Best Choice Products trees here.

Price: $135.51 (11 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Best Choice Products Prelit Premium Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree here.


Pros:

  • 550 white lights
  • 1,346 branch tips
  • Hinged branch construction
  • Comes apart in three sections for easy storage

Cons:

  • No other size options
  • 52 inch diameter at bottom may be difficult to accommodate
  • Heavy

Find more Best Choice Products Prelit Premium Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree information and reviews here.


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4. Vickerman Sparkle White Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree

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(Vickerman)

Some folks love the white tree look. It’s very crystalline and pristine and goes better with some architecture and decor. Naturally, they make pre-lit white Christmas trees. Like the tree itself, the lights are all white, as well. This is the minimalist approach, for those who don’t want to inject a lot of silly colors into their season. If you don’t love this option, National Tree Company has a Dunhill Fir for a little less, and a Wispy Willow for a little more.

Need more options? Browse more Vickerman products here.

Price: $55.99 for 3.5 foot size to $553.49 for 9.5 foot size

Buy the Vickerman Sparkle White Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree here.


Pros:

  • 400 white lights (6.5 foot size)
  • 865 branch tips (6.5 foot size)
  • Efficient LEDs
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • LED lights brighter than incandescent
  • May be smaller than advertised sizes
  • Fluffing branches takes time
  • Definitely not a natural look

Find more Vickerman Sparkle White Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree information and reviews here.


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5. National Tree MJ3-24BGLO-1 Majestic Fir Tree in Burgundy Cloth Bag with 35 Clear Lights, 24 Inch

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(National Tree Company)

Sometimes all you need is a tiny tree. Maybe you’re spending Christmas someplace where you can’t have a huge tree, or maybe you want to have a tree in every room of the house. The tradeoff for how easy these trees are to handle is that they’re kind of difficult to light. The strings are usually just too big for these tiny trees. Fortunately, this one is pre-lit with 35 white lights and is pretty much ready to go where ever you need it. They even make miniature ornaments, glass balls, and star toppers to match.

Need more options? Browse more National Tree Company products here.

Price: $21.99

Buy the National Tree MJ3-24BGLO-1 Majestic Fir Tree in Burgundy Cloth Bag with 35 Clear Lights, 24 Inch here.


Pros:

  • 35 white lights
  • Lights stay on if one burns out
  • 12 inch cord
  • Perfect size for tabletops

Cons:

  • Labeled for indoor and outdoor use, but base fabric won’t fare well outside
  • Somewhat expensive for what it is

Find more National Tree MJ3-24BGLO-1 Majestic Fir Tree in Burgundy Cloth Bag with 35 Clear Lights, 24 Inch information and reviews here.


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Pre-Decorated Artificial Christmas Trees


6. Brylanehome Deluxe Pop-Up Christmas Tree

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(Brylanehome)

More than just getting a tree that’s pre-lit, the demands of the holiday season may mean you don’t have to decorate a tree, either. Fortunately, there are options for pre-decorated, as well. This particular 7.5 foot tree utilizes a pop-up method, wherein you setup the base and then pull down the whole of the tree, complete with affixed ornaments. You can choose between three color schemes: silver gold, red gold, and plaid. Or buy all three and have different themed rooms throughout your home.

Need more options? Browse more Brylanehome products here.

Price: $149.99 (50 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Brylanehome Deluxe Pop-Up Christmas Tree here.


Pros:

  • Easy pop-up setup
  • Stores nearly flat
  • 450 lights, 35 bows, 48 ornaments, and 24 pointsettias/li>
  • Slim shape for smaller rooms

Cons:

  • Stand can be wobbly
  • Ornaments are cheap
  • Ribbon may require some fixing
  • Some decoration may break during shipping

Find more Brylanehome Deluxe Pop-Up Christmas Tree information and reviews here.


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7. Ultimate Disney Wondrous Christmas Pre-Lit Pull-Up Christmas Tree

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(The Bradford Exchange)

If you’re going to go pre-decorated, it makes a certain amount of sense to get something with a theme. Since Christmas is about both children and nostalgia for childhood, what better theme than Disney? This is another pop-up style tree that comes densely decorated with both classic red and gold ornaments alongside ribbons printed with Disney characters. This one also has an advantage over some other artificial Christmas trees in that it is very light. A reviewer notes that this would be a good choice for RVers because it’s relatively small. The height is 6.5 feet, so even at that, it’s going to have the expected presence of a tree in your home. You can also get one in a Thomas Kinkade theme, if you prefer.

Need more options? Browse more Bradford Exchange products here.

Price: $199.99

Buy the Ultimate Disney Wondrous Christmas Pre-Lit Pull-Up Christmas Tree here.


Pros:

  • Easy pop-up setup
  • 200 lights and 46 ornaments
  • 65 Disney characters pictured
  • Storage size is only 32 inches by 5 inches

Cons:

  • Relatively few lights make for a dim tree
  • Some units experience light failures
  • Ornaments are cheap
  • Not for those who are lukewarm on Disney

Find more Ultimate Disney Wondrous Christmas Pre-Lit Pull-Up Christmas Tree information and reviews here.


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8. Pre-Lit Pop Up Decorated Red/Gold Artificial Christmas Tree

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(Rich Pacific)

This tree is done up in classic Christmas colors, with red and gold bulbs, poinsettias, and ribbons. It comes pre-lit with 350 white lights, which will stay on even if one burns out. It’s 31 inches across at its widest point and stands six feet tall, so this may be better suited to somewhat smaller places. You’ll want to look elsewhere if you want something more realistic looking, but this one is made for elegant convenience.

Need more options? Browse more Rich Pacific trees here.

Price: $124.99

Buy the Pre-Lit Pop Up Decorated Red/Gold Artificial Christmas Tree here.


Pros:

  • 350 white lights
  • Lights stay on if one burns out
  • Shatterproof ornaments
  • Easy pop-up setup

Cons:

  • Not at all realistic-looking
  • Ribbon cheaper than some options
  • Somewhat more sparsely decorated (this may be fine if you plan to add your own ornaments)
  • May take some time to arrange

Find more Pre-Lit Pop Up Decorated Red/Gold Artificial Christmas Tree information and reviews here.


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9. National Tree Carolina Pine Tree with 86 Flocked Cones

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(National Tree Company)

If you’re envisioning something a little more subdued and rustic, this might be a good option for you. Keeping with National Tree Company’s theme of making realistic-looking trees, this Carolina Pine is decorated with 750 lights and 86 flocked pinecones, bringing an element of nature into your home for the holidays. It would be perfectly lovely as-is, but if you were to add just one more decorative element, like these embossed gold balls, you’d have a very refined, very lovely tree this year.

Need more options? Browse more National Tree Company products here.

Price: $301.14

Buy the National Tree Carolina Pine Tree with 86 Flocked Cones here.


Pros:

  • 750 white lights
  • 1,393 branch tips
  • Decorated with rustic pine cones
  • Hinged branch construction

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Not completely decked out — for those who want a more restrained look
  • Not quite as amazing as the photograph
  • Carolina Pine style needles make adding ornaments challenging

Find more National Tree Carolina Pine Tree with 86 Flocked Cones information and reviews here.


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10. National Tree 48 Inch Fiber Optic Ornament Fireworks Tree with Gold Top Star and Multicolored Lights in Gold Base

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(National Tree Company)

Finally, if you need your mini tree to be fully decorated, this is a fantastic option. The lights on this tree are actually fiber optic, and change constantly, giving the impression of fireworks. It’s a dazzling tree that stands apart from many other options. It stands 48 inches high and is trimmed with plastic bulb ornaments and includes a gold star topper. Choose this if you want something really interesting for your smaller tree setup. If you’re looking for something more on the traditional side, you could try this Best Choice Products 22 inch tree, which is battery operated and decorated with gold balls and red berries.

Need more options? Browse more National Tree Company products here.

Price: $98.06

Buy the National Tree 48 Inch Fiber Optic Ornament Fireworks Tree with Gold Top Star and Multicolored Lights in Gold Base here.


Pros:

  • Fiber optic fireworks lighting
  • Multicolor bulb ornaments
  • Gold base and star topper
  • Perfect size for tabletops

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Constantly changing lights might not be everyone’s cup of tea
  • Branches may need a lot of fluffing

Find more National Tree 48 Inch Fiber Optic Ornament Fireworks Tree with Gold Top Star and Multicolored Lights in Gold Base information and reviews here.


When you’ve chosen your tree, now you can focus on the gifts you’ll put under it. Check out our list of the top 50 best unique gifts, or perhaps the top 10 best gifts for car guys. Keep up with our whole editorial team this season by perusing our Christmas category.


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