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A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce , pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas. The modern ...

The History of Christmas Trees -- Christmas Customs and Traditions ...

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The history of Christmas Trees, when they became popular and what they mean and ... It probably began about 1000 years ago in Northern Europe. ... wrote about a tradition, in Riga, of a decorated fir tree in the market square where the young ...

All about the Christmas tree: Pagan origins, Christian adaptation ...

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Dec 29, 2000 ... The Christmas tree: Pagan origins, Christian adaptation and secular status. ... the Christmas tree because they believe that the custom of cutting down a tree, ... In Europe, Pagans in the past did not cut down whole evergreen trees, bring ... "The first decorating of an evergreen tree began with the heathen ....

First Christmas Tree Riga Latvia in year 1510 - Patricia LTD

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Martin Luther Christmas tree was not in Riga history records. ... The one thing that every country does agree upon is that Christmas is a time for family and ... a sacred plant, and the custom of kissing under the mistletoe began as a fertility ritual.

National Christmas Tree Association > Education > History of ...

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1851 – Christmas Trees began to be sold commercially in the United States. ... The National Christmas Tree Association began its time-honored tradition of ...

The First Christmas Tree | History Today

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A Christmas tree for German soldiers in a temporary hospital in 1871Prince ... where Queen Charlotte grew up, it was the custom to deck out a single yew branch. .... The Graphic began to depict and minutely to describe the royal Christmas trees ... well-off family in the land that did not sport a Christmas tree in parlour or hall.

Pagan Origins of the Christmas Tree

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Dating back centuries before Christ, cultures brought evergreen trees, plants, and ... Although the specific practices were different in each country and culture, the ... a blanket until Christmas Eve, when it's unwrapped and burned for the custom of "fer ... In the mid 1500's, Germans began using evergreen trees as a symbo...

Should we have a Christmas Tree? - GotQuestions.org

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Answer: The modern custom of a Christmas tree does not come from any form of ... A similar idea appears in Isaiah 44, where Isaiah speaks of the silliness of the ...

Pagan Roots? 5 Surprising Facts About Christmas - Live Science

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Dec 22, 2012 ... When you gather around the Christmas tree or stuff goodies into a stocking, ... Pagan, or non-Christian, traditions show up in this beloved winter holiday, ... midwinter festivals did not become Christmas for hundreds of years.

The True Origin of Christmas - The Real Truth

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Where did Christmas originate? ... of Santa Claus—mistletoe—Christmas trees— holly wreaths—and the custom of ... Let's begin to tie some other facts together.

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History of Christmas Trees - Christmas - HISTORY.com

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Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now ... With this, Christmas trees began to appear in town squares across the country and ... to select a Christmas tree, a trip that their grandfathers probably did not make.

Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? | Christian History

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Not only individual human beings, but cultures, symbols, and traditions could be ... Dramas depicting biblical themes began as part of the church's worship, but by ... But this did not stop many churches from setting up Christmas trees inside ..... all over the country converge on the ancient city of Aksum, where they bathe in a  ...

Christmas traditions, Christmas tree history - Christmas tree farm

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The Christmas Tree Farm Network. Traditions: Christmas Trees and Ornaments. The fir tree has a long association with Christianity, it began in Germany almost ...