A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree is an object made to resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights. Today, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes. An angel or star may be placed at the top of the tree to represent the host of angels or theStar of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modern Germany with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th and possibly the 15th century, in which "devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes". It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century. The Christmas tree has also been known as the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloristic origins.
Completely plagerised from Wikipedia.
Christmas Trees have always been absolutely magical to me ever since I can remember. It has been my favourite symbol of Christmas since my childhood. I just love them. I remember sitting for hours beside them or under them when I was little. I remember going with cousins in the woods to cut them down. I remember placing the angel on top. I remember taking the extra branches that had been cut off and using them to have my own Christmas tree. I remember the smell and stickiness of the sap. Oh Christmas trees, how I love you!
Here is a little kick back photo for you, and yep that is me in the white pj's holding up the sock right in front!