I had Christmas at my house for the first time last year. I got a real tree from the tree lot two days before Christmas. I wanted a small one to go on top of a table. Because it was so small and so dry, and there were so few people there, the tree lot guy gave it to me for free. I think I will buy one this year (hopefully this weekend) just so it won’t be quite so dry. But you know, frugal hack — if you wait to get a tree two days before Christmas it might be free!