I mean, it's not a bad idea. If you have small children or dogs and cats who you're constantly shoo-ing away from your tree, this is brilliant.

According to the Argos website,

'you can keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and bells out of reach of curious, crawling kids or your cats' playful paws with this 6 ft. parasol tree. If Santa's been extra generous, there's plenty of room to stack pressies (that's Brit speak for special family heirlooms) underneath rather than scattering them around it. It's also a great alternative to the traditional tree if you're a tad tight for space.'

Half Parasol Tree/ argos.co.uk

Argos, is a British catalog retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The cost is the equivalent of about $43 US dollars, but shipping it from the UK might add on a few extra bucks. It seems totally worth it. Argos, take my money!