The best Christmas tree decorations - cool, kitsch and colourful

Our edit of the best Christmas tree decorations to make sure your festive scheme is fun and fabulous

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The best Christmas tree decorations are the ones worth adding to your collection of old favourites. 

From classical busts in eye-watering colours to spaceships, a lobster dinner, a camper van with a tree on top and champagne bottles. Karaoke fans? There is even a microphone. With Christmas decorations being generally over the top this year, there's never been a better time to go kitsch. Go on, you know you want to….

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Astrological motifs, rockets, star signs and now spaceships, it seems we would rather be somewhere else than here right now. A great little retro spaceship to adorn your tree

Spaceship glass decoration, £22 for 4, coxandcox.co.uk

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Cheeky! A fun decoration to make everyone laugh, make sure it’s at the front of the tree…..

Cody Foster & Co Glitter Tongue Sticking Out decoration, £12, amara.com

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Add a touch of glamour to your tree with a leopard print stocking, or buy it for a fashionista friend.

Art Nouveau Leopard print stocking, £8 johnlewis.com

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It’s a classic - a car with a Christmas tree on top, or in this case a campervan, after all, who doesn’t love a campervan?

Campervan with Christmas tree, £4.50 heavenlyhomesandgardens.co.uk

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For the foodies among you, this is perfect, not a turkey but lobster - much more sophisticated.

Glass lobster dinner ornament, £16.95 libertylondon.com

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Look after Santa with this quirky decoration that can be personalised.

Thie workshop X Blondies Kitchen Milk and Cookie personalised Christmas decoration, £25 selfridges.com

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This little fella looks pleased with himself doesn’t he? Not surprising with his crown of feathers, garland and a swinging star from his tail.

Gisela Graham resin crocodile with crown, £7.99 bigwicks.co.uk

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas…..with the King on vocals

Kurt S Adler Elvis tree decoration, £36 for two, amara.com

Alison Davidson is well-respected British interiors journalist, who has been the Homes Editor of Woman and Home magazine, and the Interiors Editor for House Beautiful. She regularly contributes to Livingetc, and many other titles, and often writes about kitchens, extensions, and decor ideas. She is the go-to for information about green energy, sustainable home improvement and eco design ideas.