Monday, December 26, 2016

The First to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Who is believed to be the first person ever to decorate a Christmas Tree?
a.                  St. Julius I
b.                  St. Nicholas
c.                   Martin Luther
d.                  Aristotle
Yesterday’s answers:
1.                    (A)   Pierce and Harrison
There are two competing claims as to which president was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say President Franklin Pierce did in 1856; others say President Benjamin Harrison brought in the first tree in 1889. President Coolidge started the White House lighting ceremony in 1923.
Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.
2.                   (B)   Teddy Roosevelt
President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.

Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

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