Christmas lights (also known informally as fairy lights) are lights used for
decoration in preparation for Christmas and for display throughout Christmastide. More »
Dec 13, 2009 ... Thomas Edison was known for his wacky publicity stunts, but during the
Christmas of 1880 he went for the sentimental rather than shock value.
Edward H. Johnson put the very first string of electric Christmas tree lights ... Old
Christmas Tree Lights - Includes a history of American Christmas lighting from ...
Dec 19, 2014 ... Edward Hibberd Johnson not only added flash and color to Christmas trees when
he introduced electric lights in 1882, he saved lives in the ...
However, it took two centuries for the tradition to become widely established first in Germany and soon spreading to Eastern Europe.
In 1882, the first Christmas
tree was lit by the use of electricity. A tragic fire in New York City involving Christmas
tree candles in... More »
Today's marvelous, over-the-top holiday light displays prove that we've come a
long way since the days of hanging candles on a tree.
Christmas lights have come a long way since their inception in the 17th century.
They are a Christmas tradition that has strongly withstood time; outdoor ...
Dec 9, 2010 ... Like Bert and Ernie or pork and fennel, Christmas trees and lights were made for
each other. But how did stringing up a few hundred twinkling ...
Dec 5, 2014 ... The History of Christmas says that the tradition of lighting the darkness goes back
to the Yule, a midwinter festival celebrated by Norsemen.
The history of electric Christmas lights began in the 1880s, when an employee of
Thomas Edison created lights to hang on his family's Christmas tree.