The Husband and I got our Christmas Tree the other day. It's a live tree and he kept going on and on about how fresh it is. How the needles are all still soft.
He put it up and we decorated it.
The next day I asked: "Have you watered the tree yet?"
"No. I don't think it makes a difference."
Now we basically have a decorated, electrified tinder-waiting-to-happen in our family room.
Of course it doesn't matter! They just put that water receptacle in the base of the tree stand for looks!
17 hours ago