Crate and Barrel's "A Frame Ornament Trees" make for a fantastic modern Christmas tree. I think the larger size would be big enough to act as a stand-alone tree.
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If you live in a small space, come up with an alternative Xmas tree -- my first couple of years in Chicago, I decorated a "Xmas Chair" with lights and ornaments.