Best Prelit Christmas Tree Overall

National Tree Carolina Pine
  • Thick branches hide the tree’s pole
  • Natural appearance
  • Easy assembly
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750 bulbs cast a soft, golden glow after you turn on the tree. Luxurious cashmere lends a smooth, sleek feeling to the tree’s natural-looking bristles.

Don’t get discouraged by reviewers who lament the tree looks better online than in person. You didn’t get catfished - all you have to do is gently pry the tree’s branches into 3 or 4 sections to enhance their fullness.


Appearance: Inhale. Do you smell the crisp forest air surrounding this realistic-looking tree? Bob Vila shares our love for the forest-worthy pinecones that adorn the lush branches of this Carolina Pine, describing the tree as “artfully accented.”

Like the Balsam Hill Fir Tree referenced earlier on our list of the best artificial Christmas trees, we think this National Tree Carolina Pine looks and feels pretty darn close to a fresh-cut tree.

Ease of Use: Most reviewers say this tree takes 30 minutes or less to assemble. It’s prelit with UL-listed clear bulbs, so you don’t have to wrestle with strands of tangled Christmas lights. An included storage carton makes cleanup a breeze when it’s time to bid farewell to the holiday season.

Sturdiness: This tree is not lightweight, clocking in at around 60 pounds. However, this means you can drape garland around the entire thing, hang candy canes from its branches, or plop a shiny star on top with no issues. It’s also flame-resistant, so you can flick on its carefully arranged lights with confidence.

Price: This tree is on sale for around $440 right now, but we’ve seen it as high as $620. That’s way more than what you’d spend at Target or Walmart for a tree, but it’s built to last. If for some reason it doesn’t, you’re protected by a 2-year light warranty and a 5-year tree warranty.


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