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Why do we have Christmas trees? The surprising history behind this holiday tradition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY HULTON ARCHIVE, GETTY IMAGES

BY AMY MCKEEVER

National Geographic

CHRISTMAS TREES ARE a strange tradition, if you think about it: Every December, people in regions around the world head to the nearest forest, chop down a tree, drag it into their homes, adorn it with lights, baubles, and tinsel—then unceremoniously drag it to the curb in January.

But evergreen boughs have been essential seasonal decor since …

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