The modern Christmas tree tradition dates back to Western Germany in the 16th century. They were called " Paradeisbaum " ( paradise trees ) and were brought into homes to celebrate the annual Feast of Adam and Eve on DEC-24. 4 They were first brought to America by German immigrants about the year 1700. Christmas trees became popular among the general . population about 1850 and have remained so ever since. 2 President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) arranged to have the first Christmas tree in the White House, during the mid-1850's. President Calvin Coolidge (1885-1933) started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House lawn in 1923. 4 Today, the Christmas Tree has become accepted by most Christians, by people of other faiths, and for those who do not follow an organized religion. It has become a popular late-December tradition and part of our present-day culture. Christmas Trees grace households and office buildings alike. The trees take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and costs. Both the Christian and secular worlds have embraced traditional green firs, beautiful white flocked trees, and even pre-lit artificial Christmas trees for those who have allergic reactions to live trees. As Gail Quick, University of South Carolina - Beaufort 's Dean of University Relations, commented on the occasion of a community tree-lighting ceremony.: "This Christmas event every year is the glue that holds this community together - this and the July 4th fireworks. This always makes me feel good. Some of us still believe in Santa Claus ." 6
May and the britnats are continuing to do aa excellent job for the independence movement in Scotland. Britnat arrogance and ignorance is, if anything, increasing. As brexit talks get serious a further increase will ensue. Unlike May NS is doing exactly the right thing by taking a responsible line in dealings with the EU and Westminster. It seems britnats are hoping the “Scottish Problem” will disappear if they just ignore it. When IndyRef2 and Scotland’s independence becomes unignorable I expect britnat politicians to react rashly – possibly sanctioning violence. With that independence is assured.
The image of Santa became popular in the United States because of
the caricaturist Thomas Nast. This portrayal and image has been
maintained throughout most representations including songs, radio,
television, and films. He is known in the United Kingdom and Europe
as Father Christmas.
One popular legend that is associated with Santa says that he lives in the far north or "North Pole". Other versions is that he resides in Lapland, Finland. He is married to Mrs. Claus and lives with her. He makes a special list each year of children categorizing them as "naughty" or "nice". He delivers presents to all of the good boys and girls but delivers coal to naughty children. He does all of this in one night with the help of elves. The elves are also his toy makers. He delivers the toys on a sleigh with eight or nine reindeer.
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