So what has Christmas got to do with water and drilling?
Well at Christmas it is tradition to buy a Christmas tree from your local garden centre or grower and trees need water.
So once you have bought your Christmas tree, it is important that it has a fresh supply of water.
As soon as possible get the tree in a bucket of water. The base of the tree should never dry out, in order to keep the needles fresher. If your tree starts to dry out then you can try drilling some shallow holes at the base and refilling with water.