Christmas lights (also known informally as fairy lights) are lights used for
decoration around Christmas. The custom goes back to the use of candles to
decorate ... 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 23, 2011 ... Dr. Bruce Forbes, professor of religious studies at Sioux City, Iowa-based
Morningside College and author of Christmas: A Candid History, said ...
The Internet's largest most complete history of Christmas Tree Lighting in North
America. ... The first reported electrically lit Christmas tree, December 1882.
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 ...