Christmas Tree Trivia
What country is believed to have started the tradition of the Christmas tree?
- The tradition of the Christmas tree is believed to have originated in 16th-century Germany.
What type of tree is most commonly used as a Christmas tree?
- Fir trees, specifically the Fraser and Balsam fir, are among the most popular types of Christmas trees due to their shape and lasting needle retention.
Which U.S. President banned the Christmas tree from the White House for environmental reasons?
- Theodore Roosevelt, known for his conservation efforts, banned the Christmas tree from the White House during his presidency.
In which city is the famous "Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree" located?
- The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is an annual Christmas tree lighting that occurs in New York City's Rockefeller Center.
Which country holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest cut Christmas tree?
- The United States holds the record for the tallest cut Christmas tree, a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle.
What is the traditional date to take down your Christmas tree?
- The traditional date to take down your Christmas tree is January 5, known as Twelfth Night, marking the end of the Christmas season.
Which popular Christmas song was reportedly written about a specific type of Christmas tree?
- "O Christmas Tree" (originally "O Tannenbaum") is a German song that praises the evergreen fir tree, a common type of Christmas tree.
What does the star or angel at the top of the Christmas tree traditionally represent?
- The star or angel at the top of the Christmas tree traditionally represents the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to the birthplace of Jesus.
Which state in the U.S. produces the most Christmas trees?
- Oregon produces the most Christmas trees in the United States.
Approximately how many real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year?
- According to the National Christmas Tree Association, approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year.