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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Where the hell does the idea of decorating a freakin' evergreen with lights and popcorn and stuff in celebration of the supposed birthdate of Jesus (which it really isn't) of even come from?


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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Where the hell does the idea of decorating a freakin' evergreen with lights and popcorn and stuff in celebration of the supposed birthdate of Jesus (which it really isn't) of even come from?

    You don't remember the first Christmas tree just outside the manger???

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Where the hell does the idea of decorating a freakin' evergreen with lights and popcorn and stuff in celebration of the supposed birthdate of Jesus (which it really isn't) of even come from?
    Jesus was actually born in April, but that shouldn't diminish the beauty & tradition of December 25. It's the spirit of the holiday that really matters.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    You don't remember the first Christmas tree just outside the manger???
    I do. They decorated it with that stuff from the three wiseguys.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Which one is it?
    Don't care either way.
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    You don't remember the first Christmas tree just outside the manger???
    No I don't, it was like 2000 years ago, my memory has gotten worse with age.


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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    The real question is who gives a rats ass? You can call your tree a nazi for all I care. Just don't throw a hissy if I happen to refer to it as anything but.
    Hail to the King baby!

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    "Always" in the US.
    In the US, yes.

    The battleground is in the US, as this country is the last bastion of Christianity.
    Nah, the last bastion of Christianity will be somewhere in South America or Africa. Their relgious fervor far exceeds the typical person in the US.

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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Which one is it?
    Hello everyone!

    I voted Christmas Tree on this poll.

    Christmas Tree - Wikipedia

    Part of the description from the page linked above states:

    "A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as 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 is 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 the Star 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. 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.
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    In the United States, the Christmas Tree has been in use since the late 18th century. As a symbol associated with the celebration of Christmas, I believe the use of the title "Christmas Tree" is more appropriate than the use of "Holiday Tree." But that is just my opinion. If there are those who are more comfortable using the title "Holiday Tree," or another title all together, that is their choice.
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    Re: Christmas Tree vs Holiday Tree

    To me they're not interchangeable. Christmas Tree is the whole presents under on Dec 25th tree. A holiday tree is a tradition in which a tree is maintained either all year or part of the year and decorated for different holidays.

    I didn't use to note a difference until I knew someone who had a holiday tree up - and did decorate it for every . . . single . . . holiday.
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