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How Christmas trees stopped being just a German thing

How exactly did Christmas trees become a tradition? After all, it feels a little strange to invite such a large plant into the house.

The practice has roots as a German custom, but it’s how it got out of Germany that’s really interesting. It involves real weddings, a viral illustration, and even some mass immigration. Watch the video above to learn more.

Further reading:

To look the book in which the illustration of the Christmas tree first appeared in America. Here is one short story on President Roosevelt’s “ban” on Christmas trees: you can actually read all about it Queen Victoria’s diaries online, although it requires a UK IP address or academic credentials.