Antique and Vintage Christmas Trees

Evergreen trees have been part of Germanic Christmas celebrations for centuries. Germans would traditionally cut off the top of a fir tree, which they called a "tannenbaum," place it on a table, and then decorate it with fruit and nuts. The tradition probably has roots in the ancient Norse celebration known as Yule, a 12-day winter feast in which a whole tree would be burned. The Pennsylvania Dutch, who brought Germanic Christmas...Continue Reading