My New Year's Resolution for 2008 is never to buy a Christmas tree for 15 dollars again!!! Our tree was a different kind than we usually buy and was so prickly it almost hurt to decorate. THEN it stopped drinking water and dried out. THEN when we tried to take it outside it decided to drop needles all over our living room floor. So I have almost broken two vacuum cleaners trying to clean the mess. Today I spent a LONG time on my hands and knees with a shop vac and a one inch hose trying to get the needles out. There are STILL some left. Am I happy? No.