Bah humbug! Beirut airport’s Christmas tree was so ugly it had to be removed

Bah humbug! Beirut airport’s Christmas tree was so ugly it had to be removed

BEIRUT — Can ugly Christmas trees get the same kind of love as ugly Christmas sweaters? The people of Lebanon don’t seem to think so.

Recently spotted at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport was an industrial-esque looking tree made of garbage and recycled airplane parts. It was commissioned by Middle East Airlines to highlight the need for environmental protection and recycling.

Though technically not a Christmas tree, travellers were quick to claim it as such since the eyesore was erected during the height of the holidays. Not surprisingly, the “garbage tree” was trashed (ahem) on social media to the point where airport officials were forced to take it down and replace it with one more appealing to the eye.

Call us crazy but we kind of feel bad for the ugly tree.