Yes, it is Christmas time and decorations are getting into full swing.
I know a few people who put up a real tree.
Some were cut before the Thanksgiving holiday and some after.
Makes no difference...it needs to be watered!
To start with, unless you just cut it yourself,
cut off an inch or two off the bottom of the tree before you put it into the stand.
Then, you need to get into the habit of checking it everyday.
Doing so will allow your tree to rremain green and hold the needles through Christmas.
It also makes it a less fire hazard.
Play it safe!