The Legend of the Christmas Tree


THE LEGEND OF THE
CHRISTMAS TREE

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

Today, most of us put up a Christmas Tree and decorate it as beautiful as possible; however, many of us do not know the various legends that brought us to using a Christmas Tree in our home for the holidays. Here is a run down of the various legends throughout history.

The Christmas tree as some believe has its origin in a Pagan Yule celebration. Families would go out and bring home a live tree for the wood spirits to have a nice warm place to stay during the cold winter months. They would hang bells on the branches so they would know when the wood spirits were there. Other items were hung on the tree such as food and treats for the wood spirits to eat and a five-pointed pentagram adorned the top.

Others believe the Christmas tree originated in northern Europe in the 1300’s where performers would stroll the street carrying pine boughs with apples. These performers were advertising the miracle plays that were performed on the steps of the church. The pine boughs symbolized the Garden of Eden in the play Adam and Eve, which was performed on December 24th. This tree was known as the paradise tree, which later was changed to the Christ Child’s Tree.

The first Christmas tree in America was put up by German immigrants, who settled in Pennsylvania, on December 20, 1821. 


The Legend of the Christmas Tree

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

Page Sponsored By: Gaming Directory