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Rotating Christmas trees: Why?

In the reception area of my workplace, there’s a Christmas tree. It is in one of those rotating stands. It sits there, all day and all night, slowly rotating at approximately 1 rpm.

It’s sooooooo 2002. Which is about when these things were in vogue and widely seen. It was one of those fads that was ubiquitous for a year or two and then gone (sort of like “chasing” Christmas lights circa 1990), except for a few places that still feel the need, like my office.

I didn’t understand it then, and I don’t understand it now. Why does anyone feel the need to make a Christmas tree rotate at 1 rpm?

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Just wait for the fully animatronic nativity scene that does 1 rpm.

Well, duh. If you don’t rotate your Christmas trees the ones on the front axle will wear out faster than the ones in the rear.

Actually the tree is not rotating. It is suspended and still in the universe while the rest of the universe rotates around it.

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