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Christmas Tree History Crossword Puzzle

For teachers, here’s a crossword puzzle on the history of the Christmas tree. The source document for this is the article on the history of the Christmas Tree on this site. Christmas Tree Crossword

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When Oliver Cromwell Banned Christmas

When Oliver Cromwell Banned Christmas When Oliver Cromwell established the Protectorate in England in 1653, it was a much a religious revolution as it was political. Cromwell and the victorious Parliamentarians belonged to the protestant religous sect known as the … Continue reading

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The History of Santa Claus

The History of Santa Claus He is known by many names: Santa Claus; St. Nicholas; Saint Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; or Kris Kringle. And he comes in many guises: a fur trimmed red suit; long flowing robes; an early Bishop’s … Continue reading

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The History of the Christmas Tree

The History of the Christmas Tree There has been a great deal of controversy over the history of the Christmas tree. Some scholars contend that it is primarily a 16th Century German tradition, while others claim that it extends back … Continue reading

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