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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.

Christmas tree - Wikipedia

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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 ...

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 ...

Symbolic Meaning of the Christmas Tree - Whats-Your-Sign.com

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They're great to decorate - but what's behind all the symbolic meaning of the Christmas tree? Find out here.

God's Christmas Tree | Bible.org

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Jun 2, 2004 ... Some question the origin of the modern Christmas tree, but to be perfectly honest , there is a great deal of confusion here with a number of ...

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.

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

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Dec 29, 2000 ... John Silber: "Many Americans celebrate both Christmas and Xmas. Others celebrate one or the other. And some of us celebrate holidays that, ...

History of the Christmas Tree - About History

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History of the Christmas Tree - Where did this Christmas tradition originate? How did the tree make its way to the United States?