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The tradition of displaying decorated fir trees in the home at Christmas dates back to the 1500's in Germany, though decorating the home with evergreen boughs during winter had been done since ancient times in Europe.
Trees and plants that stay green during the cold winter months, such as the fir tree, were believed to ward off evil spirits, and were symbols of life and resurrection.

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The Legend of the Christmas Spider is an Eastern European folktale which explains the origin of tinsel on Christmas trees. It is most prevalent in Ukraine, where ...

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A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce , pine, or fir or ...... Helen Haidle (2002). Christmas Legends to Remember'. p.

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The history of Christmas Trees, when they became popular and what they mean ... There is another legend, from Germany, about how the Christmas Tree came ...

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TREE OF LIFE, LOVE, PEACE. Many legends and old traditions concerning the Christmas tree date back to very ancient times, but historical documentation of its  ...

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Many folk legends have grown around the Christmas tree. Christ's blessing and gift to mankind in the form of a decorated tree remains the central theme of most.

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Also new to board book, The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Rick Osborne, adapted by Pat Matuszak, illus. by Bill Dodge, explains how the evergreen tree ...

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Not until the Renaissance are there clear records of trees being used as a symbol of Christmas—beginning in Latvia in 1510 and Strasbourg in 1521. Legend ...

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Dec 15, 2012 ... AUTHOR: Rick Osborne ADAPTED BY: Pat Matuszak ILLUSTRATED BY: Bill Dodge.
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Dec 22, 2014 ... 4:31 · The Legend Of The Christmas Tree - Duration: 2:15. Ryder Cook 1,475 views · 2:15. The First Christmas Tree (A Short Christmas Story) ...