I can't believe somebody doesn't sell a tree skirt that's decorated with dried up, dead Christmas tree needles. It could be a simple green felt skirt with needles glued all around it. You know, like a forest floor. Then I wouldn't feel the need to get the vacuum out every #$@! day, twice a day, to suck up the newly fallen needles.
God bless 'em, Gary and Hope went out to buy the tree this year but the one they got may not make it to Christmas. I think it was DOA.