How To Enjoy Your Real Christmas Tree Without The Danger Of Fire | Megyn Kelly TODAY

How To Enjoy Your Real Christmas Tree Without The Danger Of Fire | Megyn Kelly TODAY


[ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>>THERES NOTHING LIKE THE
SMELL OF A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE SMELL OF A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE
TO GET THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT GOING. TO GET THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT GOING.
BUT WITH THE BEAUTY AND THE BUT WITH THE BEAUTY AND THE
SMELL COMES SOME DANGERS. SMELL COMES SOME DANGERS. AND TODAYS NATIONAL AND TODAYS NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT JEFF INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT JEFF ROSSEN, IS HERE, TO GIVE US
SAFETY TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT SAFETY TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT
FIRE HAZARDS CAUSED BY THE TREES FIRE HAZARDS CAUSED BY THE TREES
THE BEFORE WE BRING HIM OUT, THE BEFORE WE BRING HIM OUT,
TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
>>THIS IS THE KIND OF CHRISTMAS>>THIS IS THE KIND OF CHRISTMAS
TREE YOU PROBABLY HAVE IN YOUR TREE YOU PROBABLY HAVE IN YOUR
HOME RIGHT NOW. HOME RIGHT NOW.
ITS NOT BEEN WATERED IN DAYS. ITS NOT BEEN WATERED IN DAYS.
A SMALL SPARK SOMEWHERE IN YOUR A SMALL SPARK SOMEWHERE IN YOUR
HOUSE. HOUSE. WERE GOING TO SET A SPARK HERE
AND SET THIS TREE ON FIRE, AND AND SET THIS TREE ON FIRE, AND
SEE HOW FAST IT BURNS. SEE HOW FAST IT BURNS.
WERE GOING TO GET OUT SO WERE WERE GOING TO GET OUT SO WERE
SAFE. SAFE. LETS DO IT.
>>FIRE IN THE HOLE.>>FIRE IN THE HOLE.
>>Reporter: WITHIN SECONDS,>>Reporter: WITHIN SECONDS,
ITS AN INFERNO. ITS AN INFERNO. THE TREE FULLY ENGULFED. THE TREE FULLY ENGULFED. WITHIN SECONDS. WITHIN SECONDS. THAT JUST OVERPOWERS YOU.
>>THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR>>THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR
HOME IF YOU DONT WATER YOUR HOME IF YOU DONT WATER YOUR
TREE. TREE. ITS LIKE HAVING A HUGE PIECE OF
KINDLING IN YOUR LIVING ROOM.OF KINDLING IN YOUR LIVING ROOM.
>>AND ITS ALREADY SPREADING TO>>AND ITS ALREADY SPREADING TO
THE TABLE AND CHAIR. THE TABLE AND CHAIR. THE ENTIRE ROOM IS ON FIRE. THE ENTIRE ROOM IS ON FIRE. IF IM IN MY HOUSE, AM I
SUPPOSED TO GET A FIREI SUPPOSED TO GET A FIRE
EXTINGUISHER AND PUT THIS OUT. EXTINGUISHER AND PUT THIS OUT.
>>GET OUT OF THE HOME>>GET OUT OF THE HOME
IMMEDIATELY AND CALL 91137. IMMEDIATELY AND CALL 91137.
>>MERRY CHRISTMAS.>>MERRY CHRISTMAS.
>>THIS IS WHY IM JEWISH.>>THIS IS WHY IM JEWISH.
>>FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARENT,>>FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARENT,
HELP. HELP.>>IF YOURE GOING TO GET A REAL
TREE AND YOURE GOING TO GO TOAL TREE AND YOURE GOING TO GO TO
THE TREE WARM OR BUY FROM THE THE TREE WARM OR BUY FROM THE
SIDE OF THE STREET, YOURE GOING SIDE OF THE STREET, YOURE GOING
TO MAKE SURE TO WATER THAT TREE, TO MAKE SURE TO WATER THAT TREE,
EVERY, SINGLE DAY. EVERY, SINGLE DAY.
THATS HOW YOU PREVENT A THATS HOW YOU PREVENT A
CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE. CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE.
>>THE BRANCHES GET BRITTLE.>>THE BRANCHES GET BRITTLE.
>>YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS TREES ARE>>YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS TREES ARE
DANGEROUS AND FLAMMABLE. DANGEROUS AND FLAMMABLE.
HERE IN 30 ROCK, WERE NOT HERE IN 30 ROCK, WERE NOT
ALLOWED TO HAVE A REAL CHRISTMAS ALLOWED TO HAVE A REAL CHRISTMAS
TREE. TREE. IT IS SERIOUS. IT IS SERIOUS. THIS IS A REAL TREE. THIS IS A REAL TREE. FEEL THIS. FEEL THIS. IT SHOULD FEEL DEWY AND STICKY. IT SHOULD FEEL DEWY AND STICKY.>>IT FEELS DEWY.>>IT FEELS DEWY.>>HERES ONE THATS DRIED UP A>>HERES ONE THATS DRIED UP A LITTLE BIT. LITTLE BIT.>>WEVE FELT THAT WHEN WE GET>>WEVE FELT THAT WHEN WE GET TO JANUARY. TO JANUARY.>>IF THE NEEDLES FALL OFF — IF
THE NEEDLES FALL OFF, FIRE TRAP. THE NEEDLES FALL OFF, FIRE TRAP.
>>ITS PROBABLY DYING.>>ITS PROBABLY DYING.
YOU WANT TO WATER YOUR TREE YOU WANT TO WATER YOUR TREE
EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. SOMETHING ELSE YOU WANT TO DO.
AGAIN, WE CANT HAVE THE FULLO. AGAIN, WE CANT HAVE THE FULL
TREE. TREE. YOU GO TO THE TREE WARM, HERES
SOMETHING COOL YOU WANT TO DO. SOMETHING COOL YOU WANT TO DO.
YOU WANT TO TAKE IT AND GO LIKE YOU WANT TO TAKE IT AND GO LIKE
THIS AGAINST THE GROUND. THIS AGAINST THE GROUND.
>>YOURE HOLDING THE TREE?>>YOURE HOLDING THE TREE?
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.
YOU CAN PICK IT UP. YOU CAN PICK IT UP.
YOU CAN DO IT. YOU CAN DO IT.
KIND OF BANG IT TO SEE IF THE KIND OF BANG IT TO SEE IF THE
NEEDLES FALL OFF. NEEDLES FALL OFF.
>>YOU DONT GET A TREE EVERY>>YOU DONT GET A TREE EVERY
YEAR, DO YOU? YEAR, DO YOU?
>>NO.>>NO.
I CAN HOLD MY MENORAH. I CAN HOLD MY MENORAH.
>>UNLESS YOU GET THE LITTLE>>UNLESS YOU GET THE LITTLE
CHARLIE BROWN VERSION, YOU CANT CHARLIE BROWN VERSION, YOU CANT
DO THAT TO YOUR TREAT.E. DO THAT TO YOUR TREAT.E.
>>HAVE THEM CUT OFF THE FOOT OR>>HAVE THEM CUT OFF THE FOOT OR
TWO AT THE BOTTOM. TWO AT THE BOTTOM.
AND TAKE SOME WATER AND WET THE AND TAKE SOME WATER AND WET THE
BOTTOM OF IT, SO, ITS WET BY BOTTOM OF IT, SO, ITS WET BY
THE TIME THEY GET TO YOUR HOUSE. THE TIME THEY GET TO YOUR HOUSE.
>>REALLY?>>REALLY?
SEEMS LIKE OVERKILL. SEEMS LIKE OVERKILL.
THIS PART, YOU NEED TO PAY THIS PART, YOU NEED TO PAY
ATTENTION TO. ATTENTION TO.
THAT OTHER STUFF WAS NOT THAT OTHER STUFF WAS NOT
IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT.>>THIS IS A STAND.
THIS IS A CHRISTMAS TREE STAND. THIS IS A CHRISTMAS TREE STAND.
THIS IS COOL. THIS IS COOL. A LOT OF TIMES THE TREES CAN
TOPPLE OVER.ES THE TREES CAN TOPPLE OVER.>>BEEN THERE.>>BEEN THERE.>>WATCH HOW COOL THIS IS.
YOU STICK THIS IN LIKE THIS. YOU STICK THIS IN LIKE THIS.
>>HOW IS IT STANDING?>>HOW IS IT STANDING?
>>YOU CAN POUR THE WATER IN>>YOU CAN POUR THE WATER IN
THERE. THERE.>>HOW DID YOU GET IT TO STICK>>HOW DID YOU GET IT TO STICK THERE? THERE?>>LIKE A LITTLE NAIL IN THERE.
STICK IT IN LIKE THAT.IN THERE. STICK IT IN LIKE THAT.
AND THEN, YOU GO LIKE THIS. AND THEN, YOU GO LIKE THIS.
>>THATS GENIUS.>>THATS GENIUS.
YOU CAN DO IT WITH YOUR FOOT. YOU CAN DO IT WITH YOUR FOOT.
>>AND ITS RIGHT AGAINST IT.>>AND ITS RIGHT AGAINST IT.
YOU CANT MOVE IT. YOU CANT MOVE IT.
>>AND YOU CAN DO IT WITH YOUR>>AND YOU CAN DO IT WITH YOUR
FOOT. FOOT. THATS REALLY GOOD. THATS REALLY GOOD.>>THE OTHER THING YOU CAN DO IS>>THE OTHER THING YOU CAN DO IS ARTIFICIAL TREES. ARTIFICIAL TREES. NOW, YOU KNOW THE SECRET OF
TELEVISION, WHEN YOU SEE A TREE TELEVISION, WHEN YOU SEE A TREE
ON THE SET, ITS ARTIFICIAL. ON THE SET, ITS ARTIFICIAL.
>>I SMELL PINE.>>I SMELL PINE.
IS THAT FROM YOUR HANDS? IS THAT FROM YOUR HANDS?
>>IT IS MY HANDS.>>IT IS MY HANDS.
>>AND THE FAKE TREES.>>AND THE FAKE TREES.
>>YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE ON THE>>YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE ON THE
BOX IT SAYS FLAME-RETARDANT AND BOX IT SAYS FLAME-RETARDANT AND
RESISTANT RESISTANT
RESISTANT. RESISTANT.
>>ARENT THEY ALL?>>ARENT THEY ALL?
>>SOME ARE.>>SOME ARE.
>>DOUG AND I AND THE KIDS GET>>DOUG AND I AND THE KIDS GET
OUR CHRISTMAS TREE. OUR CHRISTMAS TREE.
WE DECIDE TO CUT DOWN OUR OWN WE DECIDE TO CUT DOWN OUR OWN
TREE AT THE FARM IN NEW JERSEY. TREE AT THE FARM IN NEW JERSEY.
WE ASKED WHERE ARE THE FRAZIERS? WE ASKED WHERE ARE THE FRAZIERS?
OVER THERE. OVER THERE.
WE WALK OVER THERE. WE WALK OVER THERE.
I NOW KNOW THEY DONT GROW I NOW KNOW THEY DONT GROW
FRAZIERS IN THIS REGION OF THE FRAZIERS IN THIS REGION OF THE
COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THERE WE WERE. THERE WE WERE. AND WE START TO CUT. AND WE START TO CUT. WERE GOING TO SAW DOWN — WITH WERE GOING TO SAW DOWN — WITH OUR KIDS. OUR KIDS. HIKED 9 00 MINUTES.
FINALLY GET THERE.. FINALLY GET THERE.
THIS IS A FRAZIER? THIS IS A FRAZIER?
NO. NO. ITS SOMETHING ELSE.
WHAT IS THAT KNOWN FOR? WHAT IS THAT KNOWN FOR?
THE FRAZIERS ARE KNOWN TO HOLD THE FRAZIERS ARE KNOWN TO HOLD
THEIR NEEDLES. THEIR NEEDLES.
HE SAID, REALLY SHARP NEEDLES. HE SAID, REALLY SHARP NEEDLES.
NOW, I GOT THREE KIDS, 8, 6, 4. NOW, I GOT THREE KIDS, 8, 6, 4.
HE SAID, THEY FALL OFF RIGHT HE SAID, THEY FALL OFF RIGHT
AWAY. AWAY. WELL — A COUPLE OF IDIOTS, WE WELL — A COUPLE OF IDIOTS, WE BOUGHT IT ANYWAY. BOUGHT IT ANYWAY. I PAID $100. I PAID $100. WE BRING IT BACK HOME. WE BRING IT BACK HOME. GET IT INTO OUR APARTMENT. GET IT INTO OUR APARTMENT. AS SOON AS WE BRING IT INTO OUR
APARTMENT, IT WAS A PRAYING OUR APARTMENT, IT WAS A PRAYING
MANTIES, FLEWMAN MANTIES, FLEWMAN
MANTIS. MANTIS. DOUG IS TRYING TO PUT IT UP. DOUG IS TRYING TO PUT IT UP. HIS ARMS ARE BLOODY FROM THE HIS ARMS ARE BLOODY FROM THE SHARP NEEDLES.
I PRY TO HELP HIM. I PRY TO HELP HIM.
AND MY ARMS ARE PRICKED. AND MY ARMS ARE PRICKED.
AND THE STAND WAS IN A “J” FORM. AND THE STAND WAS IN A “J” FORM.
IT COULD NOT GO INTO THE STAND. IT COULD NOT GO INTO THE STAND.
WE WERE SWEATING AND BLEEDING. WE WERE SWEATING AND BLEEDING.
WITHIN FIVE MINUTES I WAS WITHIN FIVE MINUTES I WAS
GOOGLING FAKE FREES THAT SMELL GOOGLING FAKE FREES THAT SMELL
LIKE PINE. LIKE PINE.
AND WE NOW HAVE ONE IN OUR AND WE NOW HAVE ONE IN OUR
APARTMENT. APARTMENT. I WILL SAY THIS FOR THE RECORD,
WE WENT TO THE CVS, THATS WHERE WE WENT TO THE CVS, THATS WHERE
EVERYONE GETS THEIR TREES HERE EVERYONE GETS THEIR TREES HERE
IN NEW YORK. IN NEW YORK. AND WE GOT THE BABY TREES FOR MY
KIDS.E GOT THE BABY TREES FOR MY KIDS. THEY WANTED A REAL TREE. THEY WANTED A REAL TREE. EACH OF THEM GOT ONE OF THESE EACH OF THEM GOT ONE OF THESE BABY TREES TO BRING TO THEIR BABY TREES TO BRING TO THEIR ROOM.
IT WAS KIND OF SAD. IT WAS KIND OF SAD.
>>NO PRAYING MANTIS.>>NO PRAYING MANTIS.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD WORSE SEATS IN HAVE YOU EVER HAD WORSE SEATS IN
THE HOUSE AND BE THIS CLOSE TO THE HOUSE AND BE THIS CLOSE TO
THE ACTION. THE ACTION.
ANYWAY — IM SORRY. ANYWAY — IM SORRY.
>>I AM GOING TO GO HOME AND>>I AM GOING TO GO HOME AND
MAKE SURE THE NEW TREE IS FLAME

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