Our Silver Christmas Tree
by Arnold Wright
(Chatanooga, Tennesse, USA)
Popular in the 1960s and 1970s, the Aluminum Christmas Tree would change colors as the color wheel turned!
One of my earliest Christmas recollections is that of our aluminum Christmas tree. It looked very close to the picture included here.
It came complete with the color wheel, which changed the whole color of the tree.
As a young kid I loved to lay under that Christmas tree and watch the tree change colors. The wheel not only changed the color of the tree, but it made the ornaments on the tree change their look as well.
Looking back on it now, the tree looks pretty tacky ... I must admit. But I sure loved it as a kid.
I have since teased my wife that I was going to buy an aluminum tree off of eBay. She just looks at me like I am crazy. She just might be right!