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Walmart Christmas Trees – Are they worth it?

I have 8 Walmart Christmas Trees lighting up the inside of my house every winter and there are pros and cons to buying them.

After my husband and I built our new home, we decided that we wanted Christmas cheer spread to every corner throughout the holiday season.

Since we live in Arkansas (the land of Walmart), Walmart Christmas trees were easily accessible. So, we started buying them up.

One of our Walmart Christmas Tree decorated for New Year's.
One of our Walmart Christmas Tree decorated for New Year’s.

We have all sizes from 4ft up to 6ft. Some of them are pre-lit and some are not. We also have 2 white trees because I like the non-traditional look sometimes.

The Walmart Christmas Tree brand is Holiday Time. It’s a reasonably affordable and decent looking tree.

Here is what I’ve learned over the years.

Walmart Christmas Trees: Lessons Learned

  1. Walmart Christmas Trees (the Holiday Time brand) are an economy option. They look better in the picture on the box than they do in real life. However, after you fluff them, add several strings of lights and fill them with ornaments, they are perfect!
  2. My pre-lit Walmart Christmas trees only lasted about 3 years. I have tried to locate the issue and replace bulbs but I just can’t seem to fix them. So, keep in mind that there is a risk to buying pre-lit. They are easy and convenient at first but you will have to cut off the strings of lights later.
  3. The Holiday Time Walmart Christmas trees are easy to put up. They pop up almost like an umbrella. The 6ft trees are in three parts that fit together easily and the limbs essentially fall open like an umbrella. There is no need to carefully place each limb in it’s proper place like other brands. In fact, it’s so easy that my young children do it for me!
  4. They don’t look real. They just don’t.

So, if you’re looking for a great tree that will brighten up your home through the Christmas season, buy a Holiday Time Walmart Christmas Tree. The best time to buy them is after Christmas when your local Walmart puts them on sale. That’s when we pick them up on super sale.

However, if you’re looking for an artificial tree that will impress all your friends, the Holiday Time Walmart Christmas trees won’t do it for you.

If you’re in Arkansas like me, check this out:
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