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Christmas trees with a difference

If there's one tradition that can really help get us into the festive spirit it's putting up the Christmas tree.

In the West trees are traditionally decorated with lights, tinsel, baubles and ornaments.

But the typical fir tree and decorations is no longer the preferred choice for many.

More and more of us are getting creative with our own unique interpretations.

Here are a selection of your quirky Christmas trees.

Some real "handiwork" went into this one by Helen Souter. The other nurses at Grange Vets in Darlington gave her a "hand" too.

Image copyright Helen Souter

This vegetable version is the perfect antidote for when you've indulged in too many advent calendar chocolates.

Image copyright Tim Koide @harvestport

Who knew a stack of books could look so festive?

Image copyright Instagram.com/blue_and_me_

What can you do with empty beer kegs? Decorate with lights and make your own beer keg tree.

Image copyright Jim Ridge

A Christmas tree that showcases your toy car collection? Why not?

Image copyright @Cairioli96

Lynne Newton in Spennymoor, County Durham, came up with this alternative tree. "I made a chicken wire frame to wrap around the dummy then simply slotted Christmas tree branches into the frame and tightened with cable ties."

Image copyright Lynne Newton

All this one needs is wheels.

Image copyright @itsmaeghan

When tinsel and baubles just will not do improvise with your own unique decorations.

Image copyright @Amon26
Image copyright @cyberbabe1998

A fairy tree topper isn't to everyone's taste.

Image copyright @JNivJR

When you haven't got a tree but you really want one, just be creative.

Image copyright @PeterSimon777

When you love sci-fi just as much as Christmas.

Image copyright Ray Ettel

And remember size is not important...

Image copyright @alanhannnn_

Compiled by Rozina Sini

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