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People are repurposing their Christmas trees for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day lovers are getting creative with heart-themed decor this year by repurposing their Christmas trees for the holiday. They’re using red garland, candy-heart ornaments, and even pink trees to create elaborate displays in Cupid’s honour. You can snag your own pink tree from Treetopia if you want to get […]
People are repurposing their Christmas trees for Valentine’s Day
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The National Christmas Tree is dark because of the government shutdown

The federal government entered a partial shutdown Friday after the House and Senate adjourned without reaching a spending deal. National parks around the US will be closed to the public throughout the duration of the shutdown – including the National Christmas Tree, located in Washington, D.C. The Tree, a Capitol […]
The National Christmas Tree is dark because of the government shutdown
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The evolution of the US Capitol Christmas tree

The US Capitol began regularly lighting a Christmas tree in 1964. Since then, the tree has grown more than 40 feet. The lights and decorations have changed too. The US Capitol Christmas tree lighting has been a thing for more than 50 years. Since then, the tree has been through […]
The evolution of the US Capitol Christmas tree
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Rome’s official Christmas tree is so bad that locals named it ‘the Mangy One’ and started a Twitter account in its honour

Rome’s skeletal public Christmas tree has earned a disparaging nickname. Locals are reportedly calling the “lo Spelacchio” (“The Mangy One”). It reportedly cost the city around €48,000 (£42,400) and is now under investigation. The tree has drawn further criticism of the governing abilities of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, which […]
Rome’s official Christmas tree is so bad that locals named it ‘the Mangy One’ and started a Twitter account in its honour
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How the Christmas tree tradition began

Christmas trees can be found all over the world today, but medievalGermans were the first to fully embrace the holidaytradition. Even before that, many cultures, including ancient Egyptians, worshipped evergreen trees and branches as a symbol of eternal life. Watch the video above to see how pagans “decked the halls” […]
How the Christmas tree tradition began