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It's about nine-tenths as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, 20 hands is 0.880 times the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial), and the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 1.10 times that amount.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 23 hands. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Refrigerator (Side-by-side)
In other words, 20 hands is 1.140 times the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side), and the height of a Refrigerator (Side-by-side) is 0.8770 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Fridge, a.k.a Icebox) (for G.E. Profile model no. PSDW3YGXSS; total exterior height)
A common refrigerator model measures 17.60 hands in total exterior height. When General Electric released its first widely-marketed refrigerator — the "Monitor Top" model — in 1927, it sold over one million units.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as tall as Napoleon
In other words, the height of Napoleon is 0.830 times 20 hands.
(a.k.a. Napoleon Bonaparte; a.k.a. Napoleon I, a.k.a. Napoleone di Buonaparte) (1759-1821) (French leader)
Despite his frequent characterizations as much shorter than average, Napoleon was a period-average height of approximately 17 hands. The mis-characterizations have been attributed to British propaganda and to the confusion between French and British units of measurements used at the time.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Danny DeVito
In other words, the height of Danny DeVito is 0.710 times 20 hands.
(a.k.a. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.) (1944-) (actor)
Danny DeVito, best known for his role as Louie De Palma in the 1978-83 television series Taxi, is 15 hands tall. After graduating from high school, DeVito became a licensed cosmetician and it was out of interest in cosmetology that he first enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began to study acting.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Gary Coleman
In other words, the height of Gary Coleman is 0.670 times 20 hands.
(a.k.a. Gary Wayne Coleman) (1978-2009) (actor)
Gary Coleman, most famous for his role as Arnold Jackson on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes was 14 hands tall. His small stature was a result of a congenital kidney disease. Coleman worked as a security guard since following his career as an actor.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as Matt Roloff
In other words, the height of Matt Roloff is 0.630 times 20 hands.
(1961-) (actor and reality television star)
Matt Roloff, most famous for his role on the reality television show Little People, Big World, is an LP with a height of 13 hands. In 1985, Roloff stared as an Ewok — one of the small, woodland creatures from the Star Wars franchise — in the movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as Hervé Villechaize
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.590 times 20 hands.
(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 12 hands. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."