Another question about how long a live holiday decoration will last... My husband and I are buying our first Christmas tree this year, and it will be a fresh one. We live in southern California and lately it has actually felt like winter temperatures, 60s and what not. When should I plan on buying the tree? I was thinking of getting it on December 9th, which is a Thursday and it just fits into my schedule the best. Is that too early? Or can I get it the weekend before? I just don't want the tree to die or be super dried out by Christmas day!