17 Facts About Christmas tree

1. Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer, such as a fir, spruce, or pine, or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas, originating in Germany associated with Saint Boniface.

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2. The Catholic Church had long resisted this custom of the Lutheran Church and the Vatican Christmas tree stood for the first time in Vatican City in 1982.

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3. Christmas tree is sometimes compared with the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloric origins.

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4. In such plays, a Christmas tree decorated with apples and wafers (to represent the Eucharist and redemption) was used as a setting for the play.

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5. In France, the first Christmas tree was introduced in 1840 by the duchesse d'Orleans.

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6. Along the lower Rhine, an area of Roman Catholic majority, the Christmas tree was largely regarded as a Protestant custom.

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7. Christmas tree set it up in his small brewery inn in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital.

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8. Georgians have their own traditional Christmas tree called Chichilaki, made from dried up hazelnut or walnut branches that are shaped to form a small coniferous tree.

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9. The Christmas tree was ornamented with gifts for the children who formed a circle about it and sung the song "Oats and Beans".

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10. Christmas tree became very common in the United States of America in the early nineteenth century.

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11. The first published image of a Christmas tree appeared in 1836 as the frontispiece to The Stranger's Gift by Hermann Bokum.

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12. The term Charlie Brown Christmas tree, describing any poor-looking or malformed little tree, derives from the 1965 TV special, based on the appearance of Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.

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13. But, by far, the most common Christmas tree is the Pinus radiata Monterey pine.

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14. In 1930, the US-based Addis Brush Company created the first artificial Christmas tree made from brush bristles.

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15. Boniface said, "let this Christmas tree be the symbol of the true God, its leaves are ever green and will not die.

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16. Christmas tree was first recorded to be used by German Lutherans in the 16th century, with records indicating that a Christmas tree was placed in the Cathedral of Strasbourg in 1539, under the leadership of the Protestant Reformer, Martin Bucer.

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17. In 1935, the Christmas tree was brought back as New Year Christmas tree and became a secular, not a religious holiday.

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