next year do not buy a CHRISTmas tree from Home Depot. no matter how cheap they are.
It stopped drinking water. every time it was touched the needles fell off.
We were not able to use the lights because of the fire hazard.
So needless to say we took it out CHRISTmas night.
Terry took the dustpan and scooped 10 scoops of needles off the floor. (thank goodness for hardwood floors)