It's full speed ahead to decorated the house for Christmas...I always go with a "live" tree...so much so, that in the past I would cut my own tree down!
Here's my recipe for keeping your tree alive and not be a fire hazard!
Christmas Tree Recipe
#1. At the tree lot have them make a fresh cut of 2 inches or more to the trunk of your Christmas tree. This will allow water to move up the trunk of the tree. Even if they say it’s a fresh cut have them cut it again in front of you!
#2. At home quickly bring a gallon of water to boil. Add ¼ cup of Karo syrup and 1 teaspoon of bleach.
#3. Immediately pour the hot mixture into the tree stand. Keep the kids away and be careful not to burn yourself.
Wait several hours (or overnight) to see if the tree is drinking the mixture. If the tree does not drink the tree is already dead. Return it and get a new one. If the tree takes the mixture it’s alive. Check the water level at least every other day. If water is low repeat step # 2 and #3 and your tree should stay fresh the entire month. I've had mine last until February one year!!!