Just because traditional Christmas trees are gorgeous, doesn't mean your holiday decorations have to look like everybody else's. You can upcycle, modify, chop, and paint, and come up with your own Christmas tree this Christmas. After all, not everyone wants to "Martha Stewart" their way through life, right? So this year, get inspired by these uber creative Christmas trees that are anything but basic. Some of them are pretty clever while others are the embodiment of lazy. A few of them are pretty weird, but most of them are totally #ChristmasTreeGoals. But who are we to judge? We'll leave that up to you!

#1. An Imgur used set up a "cat-proof" Christmas tree he believes his cat will have a hard time knocking down.

But we're kind of wondering if he's a new cat owner. Otherwise, he'd know that nothing in this life is cat-proof. Nothing.

#2. This guy's lab had the most creative tree in the history of work office decorations.

They could've just hung some francium, californium, and carbon, (the most expensive elements in the world) and they would've had the most precious chemistree!

#3. This folk's family designed a binary Christmas tree where the numbers say "Christmas Tree" in binary.

Somehow, we can't help but imagine a family of turtleneck-loving nerds smiling at their marvelous creation.

#4. A soldier made his very own Christmas tree while he was deployed, and it brought a lot of joy.

But seriously though, this is what Christmas in " Mad Max" would look like if Imperator Furiosa and Max Rockatansky decided to get into the Christmas spirit.

#5. Here's the type of spooky Christmas tree you'd expect to see at Ted Bundy's house.

Two handsaws turned into a Christmas tree, because Leatherface and his family also have a right to celebrate Christmas in their own creepy way.

Here's the type of spooky Christmas tree you'd expect to see at Ted Bundy's house.

#6. This tree was put up at their local sheriff's office. Evidently, this tree is going nowhere!

Green lives matter too! At least loosen up the handcuffs, man, the cuffs are too tight!

#7. This portal tree people set up at the office is messing with our heads!

We bet everyone there is hoping the portal actually takes them far, far away from the office!

#8. This Christmas tree was put up at someone's local art center but it kind of looks like something Banksy would've put together.

And some people have the nerve to say that modern art is trash!

#9. A bunch of IT folks at a tech company put up a tree that's equal parts brilliant and equal parts lazy.

The decorations might be missing, but no one has lost their sense of humor at this office, that's for sure.

#10. Somewhere out there, there's a 14-year old teen with extra black eyeliner and a Jack Skellington hoodie saying, "Wooow, cool."

This Christmas tree is going through an emo phase okay?

#11. Someone made a bacteria Christmas tree at the lab…because all we want for Christmas is flu!

Ho ho ho – HOLY crap, isn't this how the Christmas killing virus apocalypse starts?

#12. A unique Christmas tree you can just eat.

This is plain genius! Put up the tree first and then grill it on Christmas eve to feed your entire family. Voila!

#13. A really big Christmas tree that didn't really fit in inside the house.

Okay, so that Christmas tree is so big, it tore through the roof, but did you see that goddamn unit in the back? Now THAT'S a huge tree!

#14. This guy designed an IT Christmas tree made out of monitors in what seems to be the nerdiest Christmas tree we've seen so far.

If we only knew where this person lives! We'd love to be there when he puts it out on the curb after Christmas is over.

#15. This UFO Christmas tree is simply out of this world!

Beam me up, Scottie! I heard there's eggnog, peppermint bark, mashed potatoes, and gravy. What are we waiting for?

#16. Some people think this Christmas tree decor is lazy, others think it's resourceful.

But we can all agree on something: they saved a ton of money of ornaments and a traditional tree, so that means more money for gifts!

#17. An Eco-perfect Christmas tree made out of recycled plastic drinking bottles and recycled glass star.

Not only does it look bomb, but "Summertown Interiors" also reuses and redesigns their very own green Christmas tree every year.

#18. Well, this family has obviously never heard of that old saying, "let's agree to disagree."

Neither the husband nor the wife wanted to back down on how to properly decorate their tree, so they ended up compromising.

#19. An amazing "Stranger Things" inspired tree with a ridiculously amount on detail.

If you zoom in at the bottom, you'll notice that the ornaments are also upside down. Plus, you can clearly see the main characters as hanging ornaments. Wow!

#20. U.S. Marines in Afghanistan built this pretty festive tree our of sandbags.

Marines are taught to improvise, adapt, and overcome, and this badass practical tree is proof.

#21. This couple opted out of getting a traditional Christmas tree in order to decorate his upright bass.

Well, here's hoping this guy wasn't looking to play anytime soon, huh?

#22. This Pinterest-inspired Christmas tree is not only gorgeous, but also super easy to recreate.

Because seriously, who has the time to spend a whole day decorating a tree you're only going to put up on your living room for a few weeks?

#23. This Darth Vader Christmas tree is more tree than man now.

We know this is a total cliche, but the Christmas spirit is clearly strong on this one!

#24. Christmas trees have a short lifespan when there are kitty cats around the house. But here's a clever way to fix that!

Cats! You buy them a toy and they play with the cardboard box. You get them a cat playstation, and they sleep on the floor. At least this tree is guaranteed to have no cats on it!

#25. You know what really grinds my gears? Christmas trees that are so flimsy, even a kitten can knock them down!

Well, here's an iron-strong Christmas tree cats will have a hard time destroying.

#26. This uber classy Christmas tree is decked in ballet slippers and it probably costs more than a car!

This tree definitely has a "sole," don't you agree?

#27. They wanted to serve some chemistry realness at this Twitter user's lab!

They get extra brownie points for using "AU" as the Christmas star.

#28. This one is made out of old wood boxes and logs, and probably took a lot less work than a regular Christmas tree.

We "wood" love to see this level of creativity more often. Plus, birds can turn this beauty into a home once Christmas is done!

#29. A soldier is spending Christmas is Iraq, so they had to improv their very own Christmas tree.

Who says bullets and a little smoke can't add a little glimmer of hope?

#30. When you don't want to put up a Christmas tree and you finally buckled down!

We don't really know how this works, but it looks like the type of compact tree a College student would definitely put up. Maybe they should start selling these?

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