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.
Only at the start of the 20th century did Christmas trees appear inside churches
..... if passed down from a parent or grandparent, may come to carry considerable
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to select a Christmas tree, a trip that their grandfathers probably did not make.
Dec 29, 2000 ... In Europe, Pagans in the past did not cut down whole evergreen trees, bring
them into their homes and decorate them. That would have been ...
The history of Christmas Trees, when they became popular and what they mean
... homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come.
Where did Christmas originate? From the Bible or paganism? What is the real
origin of Santa Claus—mistletoe—Christmas trees—holly wreaths—and the ...
Dec 11, 2008 ... The evergreen tree was an ancient symbol of life in the midst of winter. ... But this
did not stop many churches from setting up Christmas trees ...
Dec 22, 2012 ... When you gather around the Christmas tree or stuff goodies into a stocking, ... It's
a mistake to say that our modern Christmas traditions come directly from ...
midwinter festivals did not become Christmas for hundreds of years.
Christmas tree history and traditions, CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION HAS
ANCIENT ... was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an
oak tree. ... Did a celebration around a Christmas tree on a bitter cold Christmas
Eve at ...
Edible ornaments became so popular on Christmas Trees that they were often ...
as decorations on Christmas Trees come from France in the 18th century.