Nowadays, everyone is more concerned about lessening their carbon footprint. Using an artificial Christmas tree instead of a live one is a great way to start.

Choosing one for your holiday décor can be tough because there are so many out there. It’s usually a toss-up between a PVC or tinsel Christmas tree. It all depends on what floats your boat: something that looks realistic or shiny and sparkly?

We’re taking the guesswork out of your Christmas tree shopping spree with this guide to PVC and tinsel Christmas trees.