O Christmas tree!
Gather the family around your tree and rejoice in a tradition rich in social, religious and cultural history -- one that dates back to several centuries before Christ. This uniquely warm and entertaining collection of Christmas lore will give new meaning to your holiday and to the beautifully decorated tree that stands at its center. The book describes: the first Christmas tree; charming customs; unusual rituals; fascinating tree tales; milestones in modern Christmas tree history; spectacular ceremonies; and trees around the world. Illustrated with black-&-white photographs, including the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the White House Christmas Tree.
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