There are many reasons why non-traditional Christmas trees are so appealing. They lend a certain je ne sais quoi to your home. They clean up easier than the traditional pine needle shedding tree. And they reflect individuality. Not all are uber modern, either. A book tree would lend itself well to a traditional home. Wrapping paper trees are perfect for a child's space, being somewhat indestructable. The glass ornament mobile may not be good for a home with a cat, but would be perfect for one with a dog, if hung out of reach of a killer tail. Break tradition this holiday season and choose one of these alternatives to the Christmas tree.