Christmas trees were first used in the 1500s in Germany. The tradition of using evergreen trees as decorations for the Christmas holidays continued to gain in popularity through the 17th and 18th centuries in the Christi... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas is the period of days between Dec. 25 and Jan. 6, which is called the Epiphany. The Epiphany celebrates the divinity of Jesus Christ. More »

Christmas is a holiday rich in traditions and interesting trivia, such as Christmas symbols and the history of Christmas cards. For example, gold comes from one of the gifts of the Three Wise Men, which symbolizes the di... More »

Three-quarters of people responding to a "Today" survey said they take down their Christmas tree by Jan. 6, the traditional 12th Day of Christmas. Catholics typically leave their trees up until Jan. 7, the day after Epip... More »

Draw a Christmas tree by drawing a triangle for the base, adding the star, adding in the pointed branches in layers, drawing the trunk and sketching in decorations. This only takes a few minutes, and you need a piece of ... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Evergreen plants have been important to people during the winter for millennia, but the Christmas tree tradition dates back to 16th century Germany when Christians would bring trees inside and decorate them. One traditio... More »

The tradition of the Christmas tree originated in Germany in the 16th century, when trees were brought into homes to be decorated. The first person to decorate the Christmas tree with lighted candles is believed to be Ma... More »