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Trees and lights


In what year does the first reference to a decorated Christmas tree occur?

When did “twinkling” Christmas tree lights first appear?

What is the most popular item to put on the top of the Christmas tree?
An Angel

1851 saw the creation of North America’s first Christmas tree retail lot. Where was it?
New York

What do many Mexican families substitute for a Christmas tree?
A bare branch, cut from a copal tree

What name was given to evergreens decorated with apples in the middle ages?
The Paradise tree

In the 17th and 18th centuries, where would you find the tops of evergreen trees hanging upside down at Christmas time?
Austria and Germany

Which company first mass-produced glass Christmas tree ornaments?

Who is credited with being the first person to decorate an indoor trees?
Martin Luther

Who manufactured the first commercially available electric Christmas tree lights?
General Electric

The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in what country in 1531?

What Roman holiday does the Christmas tree trace its roots to?

Traditionally, Christmas trees and other greenery should be removed from the home after what day?

When was tinsel introduced to the Christmas tree?

What plant did the ancient Norse associate with goddess of love?