Trees Decorated To Celebrate Christmas As A Mythic Event
A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas. The modern Christmas tree was developed in early modern Germany (where it is today called Weihnachtsbaum or Christbaum) with predecessors that can be traced "long before the advent of Christianity" with ancient peoples who "hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows." [from wikipedia]
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2019 Christmas Trees, Decorated To Celebrate, As A Mythic Event

Modern Christmas trees originated during the Renaissance in early modern Germany. Its 16th-century origins are sometimes associated with Protestant Christian reformer Martin Luther, who is said to have first added lighted candles to an evergreen tree[from wikipedia]

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2016 Christmas Trees, Decorated To Celebrate, As A Mythic Event

Today, there is a wide variety of traditional and modern ornaments, such as garlands, baubles, tinsel, and candy canes. An angel or star might be placed at the top of the tree to represent the Angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem, respectively, from the Nativity.[from wikipedia]

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2015 Christmas Trees, Decorated To Celebrate, As A Mythic Event

The tree was traditionally decorated with "roses made of colored paper, apples, wafers, tinsel, [and] sweetmeats". In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which were ultimately replaced by Christmas lights after the advent of electrification.[from wikipedia]

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2013 Chirstmas Trees, Decorated To Celebrate, As A Mythic Event

The Catholic Church had long resisted this Protestant custom and the Christmas Tree stood for the first time in Vatican in 1982.[from wikipedia]

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2011 Christmas Trees, Decorated To Celebrate, As A Mythic Event

The Christmas tree is sometimes compared with the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloric origins.[from wikipedia]

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