23 Facts About Christmas tree


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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An angel or star might be placed at the top of the Christmas tree to represent the Angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem, respectively, from the Nativity.

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

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Contemporary celebration of the Christmas tree is frequently traced to the symbolism of trees in pre-Christian winter rites, wherein Viking and Saxon worshiped trees.

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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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The first evidence of decorated trees associated with Christmas Day are trees in guildhalls decorated with sweets to be enjoyed by the apprentices and children.

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In Denmark a Danish newspaper claims that the first attested Christmas tree was lit in 1808 by countess Wilhemine of Holsteinborg.

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Christmas tree had published a fairy tale called The Fir-Tree in 1844, recounting the fate of a fir tree being used as a Christmas tree.

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

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An illustrated book, The Christmas Tree, describing their use and origins in detail, was on sale in December 1844.

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

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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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An 1853 article on Christmas customs in Pennsylvania defines them as mostly "German in origin", including the Christmas tree, which is "planted in a flower pot filled with earth, and its branches are covered with presents, chiefly of confectionary, for the younger members of the family.

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Copy of an 1848 engraving of the British royal family with their Christmas tree, modified and widely published in American magazine Godey's Lady's Book, 1850.

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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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Delicate mold-blown and painted colored glass Christmas tree ornaments were a specialty of the glass factories in the Thuringian Forest, especially in Lauscha in the late 19th century, and have since become a large industry, complete with famous-name designers.

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Some people use living Christmas or potted trees for several seasons, providing a longer life cycle for each tree.

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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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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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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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In 2005, the city of Boston renamed the spruce tree used to decorate the Boston Common a "Holiday Tree" rather than a "Christmas Tree".

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