If space in your home is tight before adding six feet of shedding foliage in the month ahead, you could get your fir fix outside the house instead.
Out of an estimated 8.4 million trees, you’ll be looking for a (pine) needle in a haystack. Instead, head to a Victorian ‘pinetum’ to see a living collection of conifers from around the world.
Bedgebury National Pinetum
Just outside of London exists the world’s largest collection of conifers.
Throughout December you can enjoy Bedgebury at night with a light show that runs each evening. Tickets for adults start at £17.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
If you visit Kew, make an effort to look for the Coulter pine, which produces the largest cones of any pine tree, and also the Mexican weeping pine with undulating branches and cinnamon coloured bark.
In Soho Square
While London might be sparse of pine trees and conifers in general, my favourite city-dwelling pines are located in opposite corners of Soho Square.
Here you'll see two beautiful Bhutan pines, with blue-green needles that droop from the branches like the coat of an Afghan hound.