The holiday season can be particularly trying for plenty of people, but there is a certain subset of living things we might often forget need some extra love when the weather turns cold. Trees. Specifically, trees chopped down in their prime to serve as Christmas decorations for millions upon millions of people. Can you even imagine what this season of death must be like for them?

Imagine no more! Because Seth Meyers’ very own ‘Late Night’ tree—actually, staff writer Conner O’Malley—is here to explain it to you. It’s wrenching. It’s devastating. It’s so, so funny. Happy holidays, all of us.

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