This Is Where to Find a Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree Right Now

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You could find aluminum Christmas trees in living rooms across America in the 1950s and '60s. Here's where to get them now.

Are you tired of decorating for the holiday season the exact same way every year? It’s time to take a page from the 1960s and bring back a retro holiday tradition that deserves a comeback. No, I’m not talking about putting an orange in each Christmas stocking (my parents still do that for my siblings and me). I’m talking about your Christmas tree!

The Aluminum Christmas Tree Is Ready for Its Comeback

Aluminum Christmas trees were all the rage in the late 1950s and 1960s. They may seem silly now, but at the time they were a smash hit. The Aluminum Specialty Company of Wisconsin made millions of Christmas trees for Americans, and we think it’s time they returned to add some extra sparkle to our living rooms. (Did you ever have an aluminum tree? See what Christmas looked like the year you were born!)

Where Can I Buy One This Holiday Season?

I found a few places you can get an authentic vintage aluminum Christmas tree. Etsy has multiple listings, like this 4-foot vintage Evergleam tree or this silver-green Christmas tree. They’ll probably sell out fast, so keep searching until you find the perfect one.

You can also find listings, like this 1950s aluminum Christmas tree, on eBay. Look carefully here—there are plenty of aluminum trees and some are even under $100. We can always count on eBay for some amazing vintage finds, can’t we?

If you still can’t find “the one,” then maybe this 81-inch aluminum Christmas tree from Amazon will do the trick. Yes, that’s a big tree! Think about all the sparkle you’ll have in your life this holiday—that’s something we definitely need.

How Much Is an Aluminum Christmas Tree?

The Christmas trees range from $50 to $400 based on height, style, weight and age. Since they’re vintage, you’ll have to go searching for listings from individual sellers. The perfect aluminum Christmas tree is out there somewhere and it’s calling your name!

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