The 8 Best Christmas Garlands of 2020

Drape holiday cheer throughout your home

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"This pre-lit garland is made of high quality materials, can be used indoors and outdoors and lasts for many seasons."
"Decorated with pine cones and red berries, this frosted garland is versatile and can be placed in many locations."
"This authentic looking pre-lit garland saves you time stringing lights and is also decorated with frosted faux evergreen branches."
"Made from pine, this garland has many festive details including snowflake shaped ornaments, flowers, and berries."
"This cheerful tinsel garland can be purchased in many colors and is long enough to wrap around a big tree."
"Create the look of a mini winter wonderland with this frosted indoor or outdoor use garland."
"This garland is long enough to cover outdoor deck and pool areas, and can be personalized with your own lights and decorations."
"Dress up a mantle with this natural looking cascading garland for any holiday with your own personal touches."

When shopping for Christmas decorations, faux or preserved garlands are a great alternative to live garlands and they can be kept up long past the holidays. These garlands perfectly complement Christmas trees and can bring a much-needed dose of holiday cheer to homes without a tree in place. Drape them along banisters, around the television, over the mantle, and then accessorize with little white lights, pine cones, or ornaments.

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, here are the best Christmas garlands available online:

Best Overall: Alexander 9 ft. Pre-Lit LED Pine Artificial Christmas Garland

This garland adds a solid dose of festive cheer to any home: It’s nine feet long, and can be used indoors and in some outdoor areas as well. It’s pre-lit, so you won’t have to fuss with combining your own strand of lights with this realistic-looking faux greenery garland. 

The garland has 100 lights in warm white tones, and also includes pine cone decorations. There are extra bulbs and fuses to help extend the lifespan of the garland. Drape it along your mantle, over banisters, or anywhere else in your home that could use a dash of festive cheer. 

This garland looks beautiful and is made from high-quality materials, which means you will be able to use it for several holiday seasons.

Best Budget: Amenon 9 ft. Prelit Christmas Garland 50 Lights Frosted Xmas Garland Battery Operated

Inject some festive cheer with this frosted, pre-lit garland—it’s decorated with pine cones and red berries. You’ll find that it’s lush and full wherever you perch it, whether you place the garland on your mantle or on furniture. 

The garland is flexible enough to be shaped to fit your furniture—or, as the manufacturer points out, it can also be bent into the shape of a wreath. 

It comes with 50 warm battery-powered lights, which can either be consistently on or flash on and off. This budget-friendly option is beautiful, durable, and ideal for a wide range of decorating situations.

Best Pre-Lit: Beachcrest Home 12' Berry Pre-Lit Garland with 70 Clear/White Lightings

Why fuss with strands of lights and a garland when you could combine the two with a pre-lit version? This plug-in garland also featured frosted faux evergreen branches, pinecones, and berries for a solid dose of festive cheer. 

This festive garland comes with 70 lights and can be used indoors and outdoors (in covered areas). It’s quite large and plush and looks quite authentic as well. Be careful putting it up, though, since the rosy berries are a bit fragile.

Best Decorated: Floral Home Decor Burgundy and Gold Christmas Garland

This luscious garland is the perfect addition to your holiday decor—while it is a faux garland, it looks incredibly realistic. The full length of this show-stopping garland is 72 inches, and it’s made from pine, berries, snowflake-shaped ornaments, and flowers. To complete the look, you can purchase a matching faux wreath that's similarly decorated. No matter where you drape this accessory, the rich colors and beautiful decorations are sure to impress guests!

Best Tinsel: PEPPERLONELY 100 FT Commercial Length Christmas Garland Classic Christmas Decorations

If you’ve got a big space to decorate, this shiny 100-foot long tinsel garland will come in handy. The garland is available in multiple colors and is made from a very durable material. 

This tinsel is ideal for wrapping around a tree—even a big one—as well as using it as a festive motif throughout your home. It’s made from plastic, making it quite durable, and can be used either inside or outside. It’s shiny and bright, offering a highly festive appearance. 

Maybe 100 feet seems too long for the job you have on hand? You can use scissors to cut the garland to your desired length as needed.

Best Flocked: National Tree Company 9-Foot Pre-Lit Snowy Sheffield Spruce Garland

This nine-foot garland offers a frosted look, as if it’s been dusted with a light layer of snow, and comes with clear lights. You can use this garland either inside your home or outdoors—for instance, you might want to drape it along a doorway or mantle or use it on the railing on your front steps. 

The garland offers a festive, bright touch wherever you choose to put it. It comes with spare bulbs and fuses, making it easy to use for years on end.

Best Long: Northlight 50 ft. Unlit Artificial Green Mountain Pine Christmas Garland

If you’ve got a lot of ground to cover—say, a long staircase with a banister that’s looking bare—then you’ll want a long garland. This one extends a full 50 feet and is suitable for use both inside your home, and on your home’s exterior. 

The green garland has a classic look—for even more festivity, you can add bows, beads, and other decorative elements to the garland. While this pick doesn't come with lights, it's quite simple to drape a strand (or two) of tiny white lights around the length of the garland. It’s made from durable PVC materials, and is both tarnish- and flame-resistant. 

Best Cascading: Grandin Road 6' Cascading Christmas Garland

This cascading garland offers more than a single big strand of greenery—from the main strand, there are varying drops of greenery, perfect for hanging down from your mantle. Once decorated, you’ll find that this garland adds a festive, warm, and inviting look to your holiday decor.

The 6-foot garland has a thick, luscious, and natural appearance. It comes wrapped with 70 lights, which will burn for about 100 days. For lights, plug it into any standard outlet or extension cord; the garland’s cord is 36 inches long. To extend the length, you can purchase multiple garlands and connect them together. 

This garland can be used on mantles, along stairways, or draped by china cabinets or other furniture. When the garland arrives, you may need to fluff it to get the full abundant look. You can, of course, add your own decorations in addition to the lights—keep it seasonal with reindeer or ornaments, or highlight other celebrations with pumpkins and other motifs. 

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