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How Christmas trees stopped being just a German thing

A tree in your house went from niche to international tradition.

Christmas trees went from niche to international
Phil Edwards is a senior producer for the Vox video team.

How exactly did Christmas trees become a tradition? After all, it’s a little weird to invite such a large plant inside your house.

The practice has roots as a German custom, but it’s how it made it out of Germany that’s really interesting. It involves royal marriages, a viral illustration, and even a bit of mass immigration too. Watch the above video to learn more.

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