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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.

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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 ...

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.

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.

Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? | Christian History

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The most likely theory is that Christmas trees started with medieval plays. Dramas depicting biblical themes began as part of the church's worship, but by the late ...

What is the Origin of the Christmas Tree? | Mental Floss

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Dec 9, 2016 ... Bill Petro: It is generally believed that the first Christmas tree was of German origin dating from the time of St. Boniface, English missionary to ...

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?

The origin of the Christmas tree: from paganism to modern ubiquity

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Dec 19, 2016 ... Like most Christmas traditions, including the celebration of Christmas itself, the origin of the Christmas tree can be traced to pagan traditions.

National Christmas Tree Association > Education > History of ...

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1510 – The first written record of a decorated Christmas Tree comes from Riga, Latvia. Men of the local merchants' guild decorated a tree with artificial roses, ...