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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3 comments on this post

Josh
Thursday, December 13, 2007, 9:38 pm (UTC -6)

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

AeC
Thursday, December 13, 2007, 11:26 pm (UTC -6)

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.

JavaheadJake
Sunday, December 16, 2007, 11:51 pm (UTC -6)

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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