The World's Largest (and Probably Only) Tripod Christmas Tree

The easiest way to set a world record is to think of something so grandiose and obscure that no one could have ever possibly thought of attempting it before. And for the folks over at Custom SLR, that involved building the world's largest Christmas tree made entirely of tripods—plus the requisite festive decor. »12/25/13 3:00pm12/25/13 3:00pm

7 of the World's Most Awesome Alternative Christmas Trees

Nothing will ever be able to replace the simple beauty of a real, live Christmas tree—and don't even get us started on the smell. But no matter how much we may cherish this piney holiday tradition, the reality remains: They're bulky, messy, and a pain in the ass to toss out once they're dead. But fake Christmas trees… »12/24/13 9:00am12/24/13 9:00am

All You Need For a Christmas Tree Is a Battery, LEDs, and a Little Know-How

When your cubicle desk looks like everyone else's, you'll do anything you can to differentiate your space. And if you're looking for a unique way to bring a little festive cheer to your 9 to 5 drudgery, check out this adorable and minimalist 9-volt powered LED tree by Redditor 'jingle_balls123'. »12/12/12 2:16pm12/12/12 2:16pm

The Mathematical Formula For a Perfectly Decorated Christmas Tree

It turns out that decorating your Christmas tree isn't necessarily all about taste. Mathematicians at the University of Sheffield in the UK have developed a formula for the perfect way to deck the halls. More specifically, what ratio of ornaments to lights to tinsel will make your tree most aesthetically pleasing. »12/06/12 12:20pm12/06/12 12:20pm

Christmas in Japan Isn't Complete Without a Laser Christmas Tree

Christmas is our favorite time of year because we're easily dazed by bright, gaudy lights—hello, Vegas—but sometimes we yearn for pupil-constricting illumination with some class. And what's classier than a 3-D laser Christmas tree? The one my mom decorated with condoms and liquor bottles two years ago, but that's… »12/25/07 5:00pm12/25/07 5:00pm