Published On: Dec 23 2013 08:33:26 AM MSTUpdated On: Dec 25 2014 12:00:00 AM MST
Fendi "bag bugs" festoon the fashion house's tree at the Hotel de Russie in Rome. Get up close and you'll hear it going "mwah mwah" and making snotty comments in five languages.
The world's largest "in-store" Christmas tree was designed by Swatch and stands in France's chicest department store, Galeries Lafayette. Batteries not included. Good luck getting it home.
At 85 meters and 540 tons, this tree in Rio de Janeiro is the world's largest floating Christmas tree and possibly the world's only one of any note. Parabéns, Brazil!
President Barack Obama was tasked with switching on the 10-meter Colorado blue spruce known as the National Christmas Tree, which stands outside the White House gates. The tree is a permanent fixture, and is looked after by the National Park Service.
This tree reflects the baroque style shared by the host Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and Bordeaux's opera house in France. Also sings in a nice soprano. We assume.
Asia's tallest Christmas tree is in Malaysia, but even more striking than its height is that it's made from Legos. The nine-meter tree at Legoland Malaysia is made from 400,000 blocks of the child's toy.
It's big, it's bright -- and it's not actually a tree but a 25-meter metal frame covered in fir tree branches in Vilnius, Lithuania. At least they're not plastic. But they probably are flammable.
Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis and the Goo Goo Dolls performed at the "turning on" of this year's 12-ton tree in New York's Rockefeller Center, donated by a Connecticut family who found a clever way of getting rid of it.
Norway has given Berlin a Christmas tree every year as a sign of peace and solidarity since the fall of the Berlin Wall. But no shockingly expensive Scandinavian thermal wear. Well, it's the thought that counts.
The 900 plastic bottles used to make this London tree were meant as a statement on Christmas consumerism. And a good one: 900 bottles sounds like a helluva lot.
This tree outside the Goring Hotel in London is made by a luxury umbrella maker Fulton and unsurprisingly festooned with said rain gear. Problems start when you imagine what other manufacturers might come up with.
The hotel pastry team at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte, N.C., took 58 hours to create this 8,000-cakelet Christmas tree. And were paid in macaroons.