Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the most popular traditions during the season of Christmas. Christmas trees are mostly pine trees and they are all decorated! Many have a star (representing the Star of Bethlehem) Angel, or another ornament on the top of them, and they have many ornaments! I decorated one this year myself!

The tradition of the Christmas Tree became popular in America by the 1800’s. The tradition was created by Christians. Many of the Christmas trees are fake now (like mine), but there are still people who put up real ones. One of the popular ornaments to put on a Christmas tree back then was a candle; in fact, lots of candles. This tradition ended when people realized that the candles caught the tree on fire, and even caused some deaths. Now, most people just put electric lights on the Christmas tree, like me.

Christmas trees are a reminder of Christmas itself, the best time of the year, and the holiday to celebrate Jesus’s birth.


My Christmas tree, with presents underneath