Tired of dropping needles? These luxury artificial Christmas trees are less than half price at Amazon right now

Artificial Christmas trees are a controversial subject, but it’s hard to deny the convenience of a water-less, needle-less, entirely self-sufficient centerpiece for your holiday-ready home.

Naturally, you’ll pay a premium for those artificial trees that look like they’ve been plucked straight from Santa’s grotto, but if you plan ahead – as in, a whole year ahead – you can pick up an uber-realistic model for much, much less than you otherwise would do in the run-up to December.