How Tall Should My Christmas Tree Be? Use This Equation to Find Out

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Playing Use This Equation to Figure Out How Tall Your Christmas Tree Should Be

It’s tempting to pick out a Christmas tree without doing any prep work beforehand (it’s supposed to be fun, after all!). But we can all agree that nothing’s worse than coming home and realizing it just. Won’t. Fit.

So, take it from HGTV’s "The Cousins," Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, and take measurements beforehand!

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(We promise, it’s SO simple!)

They suggest taking your room height and subtracting the size of your tree topper and your tree stand. Oh, and don’t forget to subtract about 6 inches of wiggle room, too -- because hey, nobody’s perfect!

Here's a little cheat sheet for you:


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And here's how we did the math:

Room Height – Tree Topper (1 ft. on average) – Tree Stand (1/2 ft. on average) – 1/2 ft. of wiggle room = Max Tree Height

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