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Aluminum trees: Tacky or tasteful?
by Larry LeMasters Between 1958 and 1965, owning an aluminum Christmas tree was the rage. The tree’s popularity encouraged Sears to offer aluminum Christmas trees in its 1963 Christmas Catalog, claiming, “Whether you decorate with blue or red balls…or use the tree without ornaments—this exquisite tree is sure to be the talk of your neighborhood.