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Like with any good stage show, the main characters can only shine when supported by an excellent cast. In the case of Christmas decorations, one of the best Christmas garlands is unlikely to ever steal the limelight from your tree, but it can definitely go a long way to completing the Christmassy feel of a space.
We should take a minute to note that garland comes in all shapes and sizes. You might remember making popcorn or paper garland as a child. In the list below, we’ve focused mostly on pine-based, artificial garlands. However, that doesn’t mean all garland looks the same. Most strands have something mixed into the pine boughs to make it more festive. Common garland additions may include:
Because you can find all these additions and more in any given garland, it’s always important to note what you think would look best with your existing decor as well as the general color scheme you’re looking for. White, green, silver and red are all common colors in garland, but you can also find options with wilder purples, blacks and blues mixed in.
Below you’ll find our favorite Christmas garlands. We’ve included a range of different options, such as classic berry and pine cone-covered ones as well as battery-powered, light-up garlands for remote yet eye-catching displays. Read on to find the right one for your home.
1. National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Garland
The ultimate Christmas garland is thick and fluffy and contains tons of holiday cheer. And that’s exactly what the National Tree Company Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Garland offers. This nine-foot garland comes complete with white lights, pinecones and artificial berries. Furthermore, the base is designed to mimic the branches of the Crestwood Spruce. Some of the tips have even been frosted to give the impression of snow without being too garish. This garland can be used both inside and outside.
2. Wondershop Pre-Lit Flocked Artificial Pine Christmas Garland
The best Christmas garland doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. The Wondership Pre-Lit Flocked Artificial Pine Christmas Garland has everything you’re looking for but at a budget price. Each nine-foot piece of garland comes pre-lit with 50 white bulbs. The tips of the evergreen branches are flocked to mimic snow, although the flocking on this garland isn’t subtle, making the garland appear almost all white.
3. Wondershop Christmas Red Poinsettia Pine Garland
Garland may be a traditional Christmas decoration in itself, but mix in poinsettia blooms, and you’ve got double the festive cheer. The Wondershop Christmas Red Poinsettia Pine Garland is shorter than many of the others on our list at only six feet, but it does boast the aforementioned blooms, glittery pine cones and natural-looking pine boughs. Because of its shorter length, this garland is ideal for mantels, but it can also be used across windows, doors or tablescapes.
4. Best Choice Products Holiday Pre-Decorated Christmas Garland
Thanks to the berries, pinecones and smattering of faux snow, this Best Choice Products Holiday Pre-Decorated Christmas Garland is a colorful reminder that the holidays are near. Each nine-foot garland comes with 200 PVC tips to mimic real pine boughs and give the garland a rather full appearance. The strands are also pre-lit with 50 incandescent lights. But, the best part of this garland is that it’s completely cordless. There’s no need to plug it in, as it is battery-operated.
5. CraftMore Canterbury Estate Christmas Pine Garland
If you’d rather a garland that isn’t pre-lit or overly flocked, consider the CraftMore Canterbury Estate Christmas Pine Garland. This muted pick contains both grey pine cones and grey berries as well as multiple types of artificial pine boughs for an enhanced texture and a more natural look. While only six-feet long, this garland features a flexible wire base, making it easy to position it exactly how and where you need it.
6. Joiedomi Artificial Christmas Garland
BEST BATTERY POWERED
Do you need to hang garland somewhere without electrical sockets? Then, you need a battery-powered option, like the Joiedomi Artificial Christmas Garland. This nine-foot strand of garland is powered by a battery pack. As an added bonus, this garland also looks amazing thanks to its bright red berries, ten-inch diameter of pine boughs and 100 white, LED Christmas lights, which can show up to eight different combinations, including slow glow, wave and sequential.
7. Three Posts Pre-Lit Garland
While most of the garlands on our list are pre-lit, the Three Posts Pre-Lit Garland really gets this part right. It features 50 clear white lights which aren’t unnecessarily bright and are evenly spaced along the nine feet of artificial pine boughs. The 180 branch tips make this garland full but not overly stuffed, making this a great option for staircases or over doors and windows. Finally, it’s important to note that this option can be used both inside and outdoors.
8. Three Posts Pre-Lit Garland
Also from Three Posts, this pre-lit garland differentiates itself from the others on our list in one key way. Its branches, berries and pinecones are actually longer and layered on each other, providing a slightly softer look that some might mistake for the real deal. The fire-resistant garland is slightly lit thanks to 50 white LED lights that are spaced quite far apart on the nine-foot decoration. This is the best choice if you want your garland to fade into the background rather than being the center of attention.