I love a live Christmas tree. The smell of fresh pine in the house is wonderful. It is a pain to water it every day though. And at first you have to water it several times a day.
Here is a great way to let your tree sip its water as needed via tubing from a bucket of water. Unsightly? Not when you cover the bucket with a fake gift. It looks like a present under the tree. It’s a lot easier refiling the bucket when needed than crawling under the tree to refill the smaller water reservoir there.
Click title for link to this clever Instructable.