We’re serious! Although, for the record, we have not tried this and typically don’t recommend trying TikTok trends as they have been known to cause serious bodily injury and harm. That being said, Julia Georgallis, who wrote ‘How To Eat Your Christmas Tree’ says you can pretty much eat the whole thing! (Make sure you get all the tinsel off first!)
Julia said in an interview with The Guardian, “You can use the needles as you would rosemary or bay leaves, for flavor.” I did use some rosemary for my Christmas dinner. I also set the oven on fire so I would take my cooking advice with a grain of salt. See what I did there?
Apparently, you can also use those needles to infuse beverages, make tea, blend into vinegar, make syrup, pickle eggs and other vegetables and more. Who would have thought? Other people say if you replant your tree you can also eat the buds the following year. Yummy. I’m not opposed to this, however I have a fake tree which you CAN NOT eat. I shouldn’t have to say that, but I feel like I need to.
Anyway, if you’re looking for something to do with that Christmas tree, try eating it!