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Upside-down Christmas trees for $1,000 baffle Internet users

By Ben Hooper

Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Internet users preparing their homes for the holidays expressed bafflement at the latest trend -- upside-down Christmas trees selling for up to $1,000.

Twitter users expressed surprise and confusion after discovering stores including Target, Home Depot, Walmart and Kohls are offering artificial Christmas trees designed to look like upside-down conifers.

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Further confusion was caused by the price tags on some of the trees, with one offered by Target retailing for nearly $1,000.

"I have a lot of questions. Why is Target selling an upside down Christmas tree? Why is it nearly $1000? Is this a Stranger Things joke that I'm missing? Someone help," Twitter user @schaferwafer said in a tweet that went viral.

Experts said upside-down Christmas trees have existed for centuries in Slavic countries including Poland, where a spruce tree hung upside-down from the ceiling is considered a religious symbol.

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