The History of the Christmas Tree

Did you decorate a Christmas tree this year? Have you ever wondered where that tradition came from? I have and today I am finding out the answers in today’s Wonder Why Wednesday

The History of the Christmas Tree

When searching for answers, I came across the video below from The History Channel. They summed up all the answers so nicely, I figured I would let them tell it. Check it out and learn the answers to the following questions:

  • How the Christmas tree became the center place of our holiday celebration?
  • Which Queen is responsible for this tradition?
  • What were paradise trees?
  • What happened in the Christmas of 1848?
  • Who invented Christmas lights?
  • How many lights are on the tree in Rockefeller Center?


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