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The History of Christmas
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or "Christ's Mass." Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. The secular nature of Christmas was officially acknowledged in 1870 when the United States Congress made it a federal holiday.

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History of Christmas Trees - Christmas - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of History of Christmas Trees, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

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 represent at Christmas Traditions and Customs.

Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? | Christian History

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The history behind evergreens, ornaments, and holiday gift giving. ... The earliest Christmas trees (or evergreen branches) used in homes were referred to as ...

What is the Origin of the Christmas Tree? | Mental Floss

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Dec 9, 2016 ... Bill Petro: It is generally believed that the first Christmas tree was of German origin dating from the time of St. Boniface, English missionary to ...

The origin of the Christmas tree: from paganism to modern ubiquity

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Dec 19, 2016 ... Like most Christmas traditions, including the celebration of Christmas itself, the origin of the Christmas tree can be traced to pagan traditions.

Christmas Trees, A History | History Cooperative

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Christmas trees have become a worldwide symbol for peace and good cheer. They are at the center of one of the largest family gatherings of the year.

Christmas tree | Tradition & History | Britannica.com

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Dec 12, 2016 ... Christmas tree, live or artificial evergreen tree decorated with lights and ornaments as a Christmas tradition.

The First Christmas Tree | History Today

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A Christmas tree for German soldiers in a temporary hospital in 1871Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, is usually credited with having introduced the ...