On the first day of Christmas, don't be surprised if your true love heads down to the mall to buy a big, plastic palm tree.
Photos of a Christmas palm tree from retailer Big W have been popping up on Twitter, Reddit and Instagram, with mixed reviews.
Christmas palm tree anyone? 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/cKtsSD2RWK— melissa (@dollybird1963) September 24, 2015
On Reddit, user Ign1fy made the good point that cats and children couldn't mess with the decorations when they're up so high, while user Bishslap said: "Sold out in Port Macquarie Big W. Town is full of palms so the locals think it's a cute local thing".
Not everyone is scrambling to get their hands on the emerging trend, with people describing it as a "a garish, spiky plastic piece of crap" and calling for something a little more Aussie, like a Christmas gum tree.
For those intending on decorating their own live palm tree, this meme acts as a cautionary tale to be careful of the shape of its, er, trunk.Suggest a correction