Thursday, December 22, 2016

This, That, and the Other About Christmas Trees

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1.                  What is the tallest Christmas tree ever cut?
a.       175’
b.      157’
c.       221’
d.      211’
2.                  What year was the first year that a Christmas tree was sold in the United States?
a.       1897
b.      1913
c.       1799
d.      1850
3.                  How long are Christmas trees grown before they are sold?
a.       15 years
b.      10 years
c.       25 years
d.      20 years
4.                  In 2008, how many Christmas trees were planted on Christmas tree farms?
a.       25 million
b.      40 million
c.       45 million
d.      10 million
5.                  What year was the first printed reference to a Christmas tree?
a.       1673
b.      1531
c.       1702
d.      1452
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                   St. Julius I   AD 350
In A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.

Collins, Ace. 2003. Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

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