They promised a "spectacular" tree, standing at 40 metres, and covered in golden baubles - but the tree that has appeared outside Cardiff Castle this weekend has definitely split opinions - and it's costing the council thousands of pounds.
The artificial tree, sourced from China was eagerly anticipated but has disappointed some - most noticeably in its size.
It's actually 40 feet high, instead of 40 metres - and some people aren't impressed.
But the council have recognised that not everyone is a fan.
In a statement they also explained the cost in more detail.
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