Trader Joe's Is Selling Tiny Grinch-Inspired Christmas Trees (That Could Grow To Be 30 Feet Tall)

There are a few Christmas trees that are iconic. Everyone knows the little bare-branched tree from the Charlie Brown Christmas special where the one branch droops when a red ornament ball is placed on it. And now, they also immediately picture the tree from Who Village, all wrapped up on the back of the Grinch's sled.

Now, people can get their own little version of the tree that the Grinch stole for their holiday decorations. Trader Joe's is selling some mini versions for less than $10. The tree is completely decked out with a red ribbon around it and a red bag that looks like the bag the Grinch used to steal it with. They also added an ornament at the top to make it lean to the side under the weight.

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But the amazing thing is that that this isn't a plastic adornment to add to the Christmas cache — it's a real tree that you can plant and enjoy for years to come. According to POPSUGAR, they are lemon cypress trees, which usually grow in California. They have a conical shape, but they can grow to up to 30 feet tall.

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We suspect the fully grown version doesn't resemble the typical fir trees we see at Christmas time, but it will probably smell pretty great for this year. Also, it's unclear how they might survive the climate in other parts of the United States. At under $10, though, it might be worth a try to see if they survive in your own yard.

Ever since Dr. Seuss wrote "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" in 1957, it has been a family favorite. The original cartoon version first aired in 1966 featuring Boris Carloff, and since then Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch have taken on the role.

We love how the Grinch's heart is changed by the sweet Whos, when they show him that the true spirit of Christmas is about love and compassion. The Grinch's heart grows three sizes that day, and this tree could grow about 10 sizes over the years. It's a reminder every year about what Christmas is all about and how we should show compassion to the Grinches in our lives.

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