Disclaimer: We're not saying these adornments are the classiestdecorations you'll ever see. But there's also something mighty enticing about the fact that ordering these things online represents the bulk of the work involved here. So, if you're wishing for a simpler holiday season, look no further than this shopping list!
Pop-up Christmas treeIf you're tired of lugging in or assembling your Christmas tree only to then spend hours trimming it, this Thomas Kinkade Pop-Up Christmas Tree ($199.95, Hammacher Schlemmer) will allow you to knock those dreaded tree duties off your holiday to-do list in record time.
Related ArticlesThis one-piece beauty doesn't exactly "pop up" in the jack-in-the-box sense, but it's the next best thing. You essentially assemble a 6-foot pole, then "hang" your tree around it. Even if you take your time, you'll still have this fully decorated tree working its Christmas magic in minutes. And just think of how much room you'll save on storage!
Fake fireplaceThere's nothing cozier than a fireplace during the holiday season, but don't count on getting too much warmth from this cardboard hearth ($9.98, Amazon.com). Not too shabby for photo opps (it might look plausible from a real distance), this gives a whole new meaning to the concept of "faux brick." Furthermore, there's no need to rush out and buy kindling—won't you sleep better knowing you won't burn down your home with a few errant embers?
Too lazy to even order a stand-up fireplace? Well, West Elm has you covered. The usually stylish retailer is offering those who wish to bask in the glow of a good blaze this Yule Log YouTube channel, complete with four settings: modern, rustic, minimal, and luxe.
We must admit, the crackling sounds are quite authentic. More good news? These babies will "burn" for up to three solid hours. So put that on your flat screen and space out without having to stoke a single log.
Projector lightsNo one wants to be that neighbor with the bah-humbug house—you know, the lightless, Grinchiest place on the block. But if you're finding it hard to channel your inner Clark Griswold this year, let this holiday light projector ($25.98, Amazon.com) display laser lights all over your home's facade.
Covering 2,500-square-foot areas from a distance of 25 feet, these colorful snowflakes can remain stationary or be set to motion or flash. Best of all, you just plug it in and forget it! (And forget it you will.)