Whether you're faced with eager children who want the tree up on 1 November, or you don't want to spend the advent countdown sweeping up pine needles, there's a case to be made for the artificial Christmas tree.
It's come a long way in recent years with many of the best options looking almost identical to the real thing.
Plus, you can now get versions with built-in LED lights. That's right, no more stressful detangling of the Christmas lights - a festive chore we could all do without.
Year on year, artificial trees work out to be the more cost-effective option, too, with many of the best faux trees lasting decades - or even a lifetime.
Not to mention, thanks to the current mega Black Friday sales, many of our favourite designs are heavily discounted by retailers including Marks & Spencer, The White Company and John Lewis.
If it's space you're worried about, each of our options fold down so they can be fitted helpfully into a box. Even the 7ft options are reduced to a fraction of that by the time they're dismantled. You can also get miniature trees for as little as £12.50.
If you've been contemplating an artificial tree but you're not sure where to start, we've scoured the pages of our favourite stores to find options to suit all budgets and sizes.