Sorry to break it to you, but that mega-fir you just splashed out on? Really bad effort. It is, in fact, tiny. At least, it is when you compare it with the many thousands of gargantuan specimens that tend to light up public spaces in major cities across the world at this time of year.
So which of the world’s Christmas trees are the most iconic of all? Does your home city have a bauble collection of truly epic proportions? We can tell you right now, because a popularity index from community craft website DIYS has just ranked some of the most famous firs according to a mix of factors including Instagram hashtags and global Google searches. And because size is all-important, the DIY website also took into account tree height and the number of baubles needed to decorate them.
The results include some obvious shouts – Rockefeller Center, Trafalgar Square – but also a few surprises. So from Rio’s floating fir to the fairytale scenes in Moscow’s Red Square, here’s the full list of the world’s ten most iconic Christmas trees. Commiserations, and who knows: maybe your wee sapling will make the cut next year.
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