All jokes aside, a Christmas tree fire will absolutely be the most devastating thing that can happen to your home. If you haven't been watering your tree, watch this video -- and then douse your tree in water.

We teamed up with the Lake Charles Fire Department to do a controlled burn of both a live Christmas tree and an artificial one. The artificial tree doesn't ignite as easily, but as the video shows, it poses a whole different set of risks you may not have even considered.

You'll never look at Christmas trees the same way again after this. We promise.

Big thanks to the guys on the 'A' Shift at Fire Station No. 2 on Broad Street.  They let us come over and set two trees on fire in their parking lot.