Martha Stewart Saves Christmas From Gaudiness

Martha StewartUnless you enjoy paying lots of money for bad-quality plastic things with lots of glitter and fake leaves, this is probably the worst time of year to begin stocking up on your Christmas decorations. (Especially when if you wait a month and you could get the item for what it's really worth at like 90 percent off.)

That said, how Scroogy would it be not to have anything hanging in celebration of the season? Here's some good news for your wallet: Martha Stewart has arrived at Home Depot. Not to shop for you but with her own line of cheap Christmas decor.

Yes, cheap.

That's one major benefit. And another ... Martha's Christmas decorations are classically simplistic and not too gaudy, a welcome relief to the Vegas-style flourishes that your neighbor insists on decking out her house in every year.

Check out our 5 best picks from the new Christmas line:


Just Cut Nordic Fir Tree ($229)

Not the lumberjack type? Not to worry. This fake fir is realistic and perfect for any space. With candles aglow with clear lights on realistic two-toned branches, light a Christmas Tree candle and you'll have people asking where you chopped your tree this season.

11 in. Candy Cane Finial Christmas Tree Topper ($5.95 each)

Has your family's traditional hand-me-down tree-topper had its last hurrah? Look no further than these red and white pinnacles to finish off your design! And the catch? They're shatterproof!

Red Berry Wreathe ($20)

Be a savvy home designer with this fun take on a Christmas classic. Stray away from the balsam fir and stick to red holly berries to don on your door.

75-Pack 80mm Candy Cane Ornaments Balls ($33)

There really isn't a much better deal out there than this 75-piece set, or an easier way to spruce up your tree without having a design consultant come in.

17 ft. Garland With Poinsettias ($97)

Deck the halls with this classic Christmas component for your doorways, banisters, and mantel. Complete with red poinsettias, beaded berries, ornaments, and pine cones, this garland is the perfect finishing touch for your holiday style.

What's your favorite holiday home decoration?

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