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Why We Have A Tree At Christmas


When you think about it, the association between a tree and Christmas is not obvious.

We all do it so it seems very natural - but why actually bring a tree into your house at Christmas, decorate it, put presents under it and then bin in a couple of weeks later?

Well, it is popularly understood that in the UK this tradition arose under Queen Victoria (who else) and that tehy imported trees from Germany where they alread ydid this.

However, they had been in court since about George III so perhaps the origin is a little earlier. Quite why they did it does not seem clear, it just seems to be one of those things, but surely there is some symbolism there somewhere.

By: Stephanie

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