The holidays are a magical time, as pop star Ariana Grande knows all too well. In what some have been describing as a “Christmas miracle” and others see as an “unsettling choice,” Grande decided that she would hang her Christmas tree from the ceiling this year.
She posted pictures of the upside-down Christmas tree and fans were beguiled, to say the least:
How did #ArianaGrande manage to hang her Christmas tree upside down?! Why is it upside down? Do the baubles fall off?
SO. MANY. QUESTIONS ???????? pic.twitter.com/j1JtS8XNy7
— Fire Radio (@FireHitRadio) December 19, 2018
Ariana Grande’s Christmas tree is upside down I— HER MIND! pic.twitter.com/2Ps8RSUzU3
— thank u, next (@parrisfleur) December 18, 2018
Thank U, Next on in a sec… So what are we thinking about @ArianaGrande’s upside down #Christmas tree? Gonna be a nightmare taking that up & putting it back down in the loft. ???? Dan #Zest ???? (???? ig: arianagrande) pic.twitter.com/AcDnCPPIoH
— Zest (@zestnorthwest) December 20, 2018
— Michael Filardo ???? (@michael_filardo) December 17, 2018
TMZ photographers asked Grande why she would hang her tree in such a way.
Looking back on an especially tumultuous year, she responded:
“Sometimes life just be upside-down.”
— Mae Moxie (@realMaemoxie) December 18, 2018
@ArianaGrande ‘s Christmas tree is iconic & the best Christmas tree of the last couple centuries. # trees are better upside down
— libby ???? (@LLovesagb) December 19, 2018
In an unsurprising turn of events, Ariana fans thought her idea was amazing and immediately started copying her.
one time Ariana Grande decided to put a christmas tree on her ceiling….So I put a christmas tree on my ceiling
— ashlee (@Iustsgrande) December 17, 2018
Wait so @ArianaGrande 's Christmas tree is upside down
What an icon wow a fuckin look for sure pic.twitter.com/M8pieoaGwM
— Isabella Rose (@Isabell57667701) December 17, 2018
wow her mind really amazes me
— gabs luvs tom ❀ (@bocacuddle) December 20, 2018
This aesthetic is giving me life.
— ✨ceena ✨ (@cn_0207) December 20, 2018
How are the physics of this tree even possible? Christmas magic.
— ???? (@johnorlando_88) December 21, 2018
You upside down text generated a Christmas tree. Queen pic.twitter.com/FoKuTer0D3
— ????lil Bear Bear Brujo???? (@lucciXamo) December 20, 2018
Be careful if trying to hang your tree without Ariana’s visionary mind. Results may vary.
— delaney (@delaneyyay) December 21, 2018
Of course @ArianaGrande has an upside-down Christmas tree.
No one is more committed to an aesthetic. No one is more extra. ???????? pic.twitter.com/XV0c90vT3b
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) December 20, 2018
Poor Christmas tree is stuck on the ceiling!
come back down christmas tree
— delightfulorlando (@delightorlando) December 20, 2018
Credit where credit is due:
I will not have y’all give Ariana Grande credit for the Upside down Christmas tree idea when wealthy suburban moms have been doing this for YEARS. pic.twitter.com/aqg7dvPzKD
— Danny DeVito Stan Account (@ASAPNEETS) December 20, 2018
@ArianaGrande @BaruchShemtov @sukanya @KerryDrewTV very familiar with the concept of an upside down Christmas tree ???????????????????????? why not an #upsidedownchristmastree ???????? pic.twitter.com/nieehKt4ti
— Roxan Gisel ???????? (@roxangisel) December 19, 2018
Only one fan bothered asking the important question, however:
Is ur Christmastree upside down or is ur dog spiderman
— dReAMeR (@DIMPLESNGAYY) December 20, 2018
— gabry 想像 ♡ ♡ (@sweetenergabry) December 17, 2018
So true, Ariana. Sometimes, life just be upside down.
Ariana Grande talking about her Christmas tree with a paparazzi today while heading over to the NBC studios, where she recorded a performance of her latest promotional single: “Imagine” for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. pic.twitter.com/qtA1gfkhp6
— Ariana Grande Access (@agaarchives) December 18, 2018