Woman warns others about getting Aldi Christmas tree as it 'fell to pieces' as soon as she got home
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One woman has ended up warning other people not to get a Christmas tree from Aldi after buying one herself and watching it fall to bits almost as soon as she got it home.
Of all the rituals and traditions involved in preparing for the festive period, putting up the tree has got to be one of the absolute best ones.
Sadly, one person's tree didn't live up to the hype as it 'fell to pieces' as soon as she got it home, leaving it a less than impressive specimen of festive celebrations.
Bringing it home she noticed that the tree had shed a few needles but when it comes to Christmas trees that's not really anything new.
However, once she got it home and removed the packaging she discovered that needles were absolutely cascading off the tree, with most of them dropping off to leave a depressingly sparse tree behind.
Taking to Facebook, she warned others not to get a tree from Aldi as she'd 'not even had a chance to put this twig in water yet' before 'it all fell on the floor'.
She got plenty of sympathy from others who commiserated with her decorating disaster.
Plenty urged her to go and get a refund for the needle dropping tree, with one saying if she kept the tree it would be 'bald by Christmas'.
Someone else joked 'for sale, 3D Christmas tree jigsaw' before admitting they 'shouldn't joke' as they'd probably cry in the same situation.
A few suggested getting a tree with roots as that would help it last a little bit longer than usual.
Aldi says their trees are 'full of dark green glossy needles' and 'sure to bring magic to any household this Christmas'.
Unfortunately this particular tree seemed to be more cursed than magical.
A spokesperson for Aldi told LADbible: "We have apologised to Ms Zieba that her Christmas tree didn’t live up to our normal high standards. This is an isolated complaint and we have offered Ms Zieba a full refund."
If you're getting a proper Christmas tree and not one of the artificial ones then getting it at the right time can be a delicate art.
Get it too soon and when the most wonderful time of the year rolls around it might already be turning brown and dropping needles like there's no tomorrow, which would rather put a dampener on Christmas.
By that same token, leave it too late and you're splashing out on a big decoration that you'll get to enjoy for the grand total of about a week and a half before having to take it down lest ye be struck by bad luck.
If you want to bring your tree down in the new year it turns out the optimal time to get one is around about now, the end of November.
However, if you want to let it stay up until tradition dictates you tear it down on twelfth night (5 or 6 January depending on where in the world you are) then 2 December is the sweet spot to pick up your tree.
If you're getting a real tree then you might also think about watering it from time to time just in case it goes really dry and bursts into flames, as that would slightly spoil Christmas.