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The Evergreen Tree and Christmas Celebrations over time

The Evergreen Tree and Christmas: The Royal 1848 Christmas Tree engraving that produced a craze for Christmas Tree across the Western world. It was the German-born Queen Charlotte of Britain who published this Christmas greeting depicting her family around a Christmas tree.

  Today, Christmas is celebrated with trees, decorations, mistletoes, chocolate and presents. The Evergreen Tree and Christmas: Many allege that these traditions stem mostly from pagan or secular practices, and very few, if any, from Christianity – again, rendering Christmas into a generic holiday unspecific to Christianity. Let us begin by revisiting how Christmas was initially commemorated. The answer is …

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Why we Celebrate Christmas: St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and the birth of Jesus

St. Nicholas and why we celebrate Christmas, Herland Report

  St. Nicholas: Today, Christmas is mostly associated with Santa Claus, decorative trees, gift-giving, and a time for relaxation in the Liberal, commercialized West. But where does this holiday – and its beloved traditions – come from? Initially a Christian feast celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it has been appropriated by secular forces to be expanded into a generic …

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