Last holiday season I followed the pine needle trail to find different Christmas tree pricing from block to block. The good news: there are still arbitrage opportunities! The bad news: average prices are up by 50%. Supplies are short, so don't throw too much shade at the tree farmer hustle, they want to buy Christmas gifts too. I've seen some excellent minimalist millennial tree substitutes as well, exemplar below.
So cozy up with your book tree, pine tree, or just the Captain Morgan's spiced rum, and remember that it doesn't have to be pricey to be festive.