This little tree is like that bright star you see in the sky. I am anxious to decorate for Christmas so this was a great way to get a headstart without seeming like a christmas-crazy person. The tree is a perfect size for a bookshelf or small table or even as a centerpiece for a dinner table. I tried both battery and wired power- the generic batteries lasted 3 full days before It was dimmed enough for me to plug in. It is really quite beautiful. The 2 things I would say could be changed, are the wire being a bit longer (I had to relocate the tree from atop a bookshelf, as the wire did not reach to the outlet), and I would have loved if there was a light in the star. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to those looking for a nice looking addition to your christmas decor.