The holidays are upon us, and that means design duo Chip and Joanna Gaines are decorating their family home to get in the Christmas spirit.

The “Fixer Upper” stars, who recently announced they’ll be returning to television, chose a massive 13-foot tree to grace their dining room — but getting it up was anything but easy.

Joanna documented the difficult process on her Instagram story.

The couple picked out “just a little 13 footer” from a nearby farm on Sunday and brought it back to their home.

And with the help of some of their five children, Chip moved the gigantic tree into their dining room.

Joanna Gaines/Instagram

Chip carefully measured where they wanted to put the tree and managed to get it upright with the help of lots of little hands.

The pine was so heavy that they actually had to tie it to the wall of their home.

Wife Joanna seemed pleased with the placement, even if it meant doing a little bit of furniture rearranging. She wrote:

It’s a tight squeeze in here and that ladder is not gonna cut it but here we goooooo ?

Joanna said on Instagram that decorating the massive tree took “all day and a few friends,” but the end result was stunning.

She opted to go with white lights, accented with silver and white ball ornaments. She captioned an image of the finished tree:

Just want to sleep right here tonight.

Joanna Gaines/Instagram

Though the Gaines’ Christmas tree looks stunning now, the design duo may have put up their tree a bit too early.

According to Today’s Homeowner, trees only last for about a month after they’re cut, even if they are kept watered.

That means Chip and Joanna’s towering tree may just make it to Christmas, or dry out sometime before.

It’s unclear what type of tree the Gaines’ went with, but cypress, spruce, and fir trees have the most longevity when it comes to keeping needles.

Would you get a Christmas tree this size if you had space? Let us know in the comments.

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4 Replies to “Joanna Gaines Details Family’s Hilarious Struggle to Put Up 13-Foot Christmas Tree — But It May Not Last”

  • Brian Robinson 2 years ago

    No need to worry about this tree. The tree they purchased was a 13ft Fraser Fir. It was still in the ground growing in North Carolina on Wednesday November 14th until it was cut down and shipped to The Robinson Family Farm. Where it was kept in water and cared for just like all of our trees are. If They make sure to keep this tree watered in will last long after New Years. I know this because I sold it to them.

  • Sandy Woska 2 years ago

    This tree is stunning!!!! We get a 10-12 foot tree every year. It is a project BUT it’s a wonderful family tradition that we all get together to sing Christmas carols and decorate the tree. Chip and Joanna keep this tradition going it is sooo worth it. Have a happy and healthy holiday.

  • Josie primavera 2 years ago

    That’s so beautiful. I love live Christmas trees , I have my fake one up already but I hope to go to the store and buy a little live one just for me …..

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