It’s been quite a while since a Christmas tree has graced the halls of La Casa de Replicantes. I’ve been thinking about getting a nice fake one. However, I think that the Uncanny Valley applies to Christmas trees just much as it does to humans. In my price range, I’d probably find myself with a bad fake rather than a good fake. Something like a bundle of pipe cleaners coated with green bristles.
Instead, I’ll go the other way. Something that is obviously not a real tree, but that conveys the idea of a Christmas tree. I’ve considered the minimalist spirals and cones, though most of those are meant for outdoor use. Then last week, I saw something that really caught my eye. It was basically just a string of lights in the form of a tree.
That’s more like it! I must admit that it does look a bit like a dead tree, and that has got to screw up all the symbolism of the thing. Back to the drawing board, I guess.