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Ornament storage with Jen Perkins and Treetopia

Were you starting to get worried about me after last week’s post about Christmas Tree Storage? Wondering if I was lying in an attic underneath a mountain of unorganized holiday decor? Never fear, all is right in the world. The trees are in their bags and now the ornaments are in their storage boxes. Not to mention, my attic is looking pretty tidy. (more…)


Did you do an Instagram #bestnine for 2016? It probably comes as no surprise to you that all 9 of mine were pictures of my gorgeous Treetopia trees. I’ve got a couple. OK, I’ve got A LOT. One of the number one questions I get asked is where do I put all of my Christmas trees. Well, the truth is my house is kinda busting at the seams with tinsel! (more…)

happy new year from Treetopia

Out with the old, and in with the new! 2016 was great, but we can’t wait to see what the new year has in store! Happy New Year, everyone!

Christmas tree sale


Average Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus

Cozying up on the couch to watch Christmas movies will always be one of our favorite holiday traditions. We love the uplifting messages behind all of the plot lines and the festive spirit the films put us in. Spending a chilly December night indoors curled up under a blanket, fireplace blazing, Christmas tree lights twinkling, and eating cookies while watching holiday movie re-runs sounds like a dream.

In fact, we watch so many Christmas movies that we became curious if there was a typical face of Santa Claus, our favorite holiday character. Do actors who play Santa have a lot of similarities in their faces? What makes an actor look like a believable Father Christmas? We decided to take a look at some of the most memorable Saint Nick’s throughout film history and morph their faces to find what the average face looks like. We combined the faces of the following actors to create the compilation above: (more…)

Christmas tree sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’ve saved our best present for last! From colorful and green holiday trees, wreaths and garlands, to delightful decorations and accessories, see the best Treetopia has to offer for 2016 and find the perfect holiday centerpiece for less with our year-end Christmas Tree Sale! (more…)

We all have a favorite holiday song and cringe at the occasional earworm, but not every song jives with the listener! Take our short Christmas quiz to find out which Christmas song best describes you!

white tree mystery year 3

A white Christmas tree is an elegant centerpiece to complete any holiday celebration! We put this to the test by challenging some of our favorite bloggers to decorate a  whimsical tree for our 3rd Annual White Tree Mystery Campaign. The caveat? The name of each tree was a secret!

Five lucky winners were able to unravel the mystery, with each winning one $100 Treetopia Gift Card! Today, we look back at the amazing white trees our blogger partners decorated and congratulate the winners of our White Tree Mystery Campaign!  (more…)

The ultimate Christmas gift is not going to be wrapped under the tree this year. Instead, it is coming from none other than the media streaming superstar Netflix as they launch a Gilmore Girls revival on November 25th. Ever since the news became official in May, countless Stars Hollow wannabe’s have been eagerly anticipating the 4-part series, written by original creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.

With the news of the release, we have been feeling nostalgic for the holiday traditions of the residents of the quirky little town. Who can forget the epic Thanksgiving when Lorelai and Rory managed to fit four holiday meals into one day? And, the way Lorelai described the first magical snowfall of the season? Thinking about these Gilmore Girls events made us wonder how often the holidays were discussed in the beloved series.

While each of the original seven seasons has something akin to a dedicated holiday episode, it’s surprising how little the women address the main event! To satisfy our curiosity, we dug a little deeper and looked at each holiday episode from the show’s run, comparing how many times the word “Christmas” was used in the script versus the word “holiday”.

Check out the chart to see the breakdown.

The Ultimate Gilmore Girls’ Holiday Greetings Tracker

Gilmore Girls Script

It turns out that everyone’s favorite mother-daughter show showed a preference for “Christmas” over any vague mention of the “Holidays”. Both words appear at least a handful of times throughout the years, but the script definitely favors Christmas cheer in the final season. While neither Gilmore seems to say the words much in the first 6 seasons, a single episode in the final season has actors saying “Christmas” 47 times!

No matter which holiday you celebrate this time of year, we hope you will be spending your December days surrounded by loved ones and enjoying everything the joyous holiday season has to offer.

UPDATE: Lorelai and Rory are sticking to their old ways in the Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life revival. After sorting through the four seasons of the mini-series, we discovered that the word “Christmas” was used a total of 10 times in the script for the reboot, while “holiday” was not spoken at all.