Just because you have a small house or apartment, doesn’t mean you can’t have a christmas tree… I know a lot of people would sacrifice a lot of space to have a large Christmas Tree, but this is also not necessary. The tree doesn’t have to be large. Take a look at this tree:
As you can see, this tree is spotted by everyone who comes in the front door, and the fact that it’s small actually adds to it. I would recommend getting a small Fern (this one is a Goldcrest) as they are easy enough to look after, and you don’t have to uproot them every christmas.
Make your Christmas Tree the feature it should be, and let it add to your Christmas decorations, being a decoration itself.
If this is too late for this Christmas, well, there’s always next year.