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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The history of Christmas Trees, when they became popular and what they mean
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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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
Dec 12, 2016 ... Christmas tree, live or artificial evergreen tree decorated with lights and
ornaments as a Christmas tradition.
A Christmas tree for German soldiers in a temporary hospital in 1871Prince
Albert, Queen Victoria's consort, is usually credited with having introduced the ...