This year we gave in and bought an artificial tree. Mainly I got one because CP's Christmas Party is Weds. and I can't seem to keep a real tree moist for more than 8 days. I drill holes in the bottom, I add aspirin to the water, I turn off the heat I've even tried starting an I.V. in one. Whatever I do The tree seem to turn into a potential fire-ball after a week in the house.
This tree is so bright with it's 300 l.e.d. lights it can be seen from outer space. It's like the sun went nova in our living room. I may have to get a rheostat to make it dimmer. This mass of blinding light uses about 25 watts of electricity from our clean-coal burning power plant. Best of all thanks to the Obama recession CP got it for 50% off. It was either 50% off or they would throw in a General Motors SUV.
That 23 lbs. of organic waste in the foreground is Bo. He is taking a break from eating the tree.