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Christmas Lights, The Brief and Strangely Interesting History Of


Dec 13, 2009 ... Brian Murray's article "Christmas Lights and Community Building in America" [ PDF] describes Edison's marketing trick during that holiday ...

The Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights - History in the Headlines


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 ...

A Brief History of Christmas Lights - Popular Mechanics


Dec 21, 2012 ... 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.

Beyond the Christmas Lights: Peeling Back the Pagan Traditions ...


Dec 23, 2011 ... Beyond the Christmas Lights: Peeling Back the Pagan Traditions (Part 1) ... Morningside College and author of Christmas: A Candid History, ...

A Brief History of Christmas Tree Lights | Mental Floss


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 ...

History of Electric Christmas Lights - 19th Century History - About.com


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.

Early History Page 1 - Old Christmas Tree Lights


The Internet's largest most complete history of Christmas Tree Lighting in North America. ... The first reported electrically lit Christmas tree, December 1882.



The Christmas tree: It's long been a symbol of the holiday season. ... People started putting lights – candles to be more specific – on Christmas trees in the ...

Christmas Tree Lights History - Invention of Christmas Tree Lights


Fascinating facts about the invention of Christmas Tree Lights by Edward Johnson in 1882.

Why do we put up Christmas lights? | Communities Digital News


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.

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Christmas lights are lights used for decoration in preparation for Christmas and for display throughout Christmastide. The custom goes back to the use of candles  ... More »
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Who invented electric Christmas lights? Everyday Mysteries: Fun ...


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 ...

History Behind Christmas Lights - High Country Lights


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 ...

History of Christmas Lights and Trees - Inventors - About.com


The history of Christmas lights and the tradition of lighting Christmas trees.