Yep. Our Christmas tree died. With less than a week to go before the big day! We loved that tree. I don't know what came over me, but I became pretty depressed when I realized our tree was dead. It was like a bad omen for our Christmas!  
We tried sawing it off a little at the bottom, in case it was just a matter of it "sapping" over and sealing the bottom from drinking. But to no avail.
It was pretty depressing, and I couldn't stand it! I wasn't alone either. Elliott was crying and asking for the tree to come back. How can you say no to that?
So we went and got a new one. Preston indulged me and thankfully they still had some trees left. But only one that wasn't already turning brown! The tree was on super discount, so that helped a little bit. 
And this one better make it till after the first of the year! It just wouldn't be Christmas without the tree. I hope your trees are thriving and staying alive for the big day!