Danger Alert: This video highlights why you need to water your Christmas tree

December is here, which means Christmas trees and festive decorations are going up in households nationwide.

This year, if you have decided to opt for a real Christmas tree, you need to heed this warning.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (UCPSC) have highlighted the importance of keeping your tree well-watered.

As we get caught up in the Christmas rush, it's crucial that we make time to look after our real Christmas trees.

If they dry out, they can be a serious fire hazard.

The UCPSC shared a terrifying video on Twitter, to show the dangers of a dry tree.

UCPSC tweeted: "A dry Christmas tree burns faster than newspaper. Make sure you keep your tree well watered this holiday season."

The powerful video shows how quickly the dry tree goes up in flames and comes as a stark warning to households across the country.

We will be putting a daily reminder on our phones so we remember to water the tree.

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