Yes it is true. I have been thinking Christmas...doing a little shopping..listening to Christmas music....burning Christmas candles....and watching Christmas movies...and thinking seriously about putting my tree up early this year...BEFORE Thanksgiving. In fact, I would like to put a tree in every room this year. Which, brings me to the old aluminum Christmas tree. I have one...looks probably about as spindly as this one. I have the old color wheel too. Not sure where I could put it as I think my cat would want to mess with the aluminum too much, which is not good for them to eat tinsel and similar things. SO..it might have to go in my office area or somwhere like that. I do spend the majority of my days in there between working full time and teaching my son school. BUT I am not sure the aluminum tree would be one I would want to look at all day in there either. But....I remember my parents having this same type of tree for a few years. We always got excited adn could not wait to see any of the Christmas trees going up...but this one was also very nice because of that color wheel...always changing color on the branches and reflecting the light on the shiny bulbs.