It's amazing how quickly the Christmas tree on the left (unwatered) goes up in flames versus the one on the right (regularly watered).
If you're going to have a real Christmas tree, ensure that
- You only have lights on when you are around (definitely turn them off before bed)
- You have a fire extinguisher readily available in your house.
- You check your lights for cable damage (Some can be ooooold and may be frayed); and
- You regularly water your tree to make it last longer and less flammable