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The History of Christmas

1800 1825 1850 1875 1900 1925 1950 1975 2000 1957 Seuss retells the tale of a holiday 1823 1780 The Twelve Days of Christmas is first published in English. 1843 'A Visit From St. Nicholas' invents the modern Christmas Eve story Dickens' Ghost of Christmas Past references Father Christmas, 1934 RUDOLPH How The Twas the Night Befove Christmos Santa Claus Is Coming To Town song invents naughty and nice list. GRINCH scrooge. and names eight reindeer. invents the Scrooge. THE RED-NOSED REINDEER CHRISTMAS! STOLE HISTORY OF THE GIRISA Christmas Carol Christmas Tradition 1892 The Nutcracker ballet is first performed. 1939 Santa's ninth reindeer, Rudolph, is created. ROBERT LMAY Jessie Willoon Smith culture 1983 2003 1223 First nativity scene set up by St. Francis. 1950s First non-green artificial trees. A new generation of Christmas comedies delights audiences of all ages. Christmas bulbs produced. 1947 Across the world, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their 1882 1816 The United States' first Christmas Tree erected 1902 First advent calendars printed in Hamburg. 1920 Candy Canes packaged and sold. 2007 For first time, more homes put up artificial trees than real ones. decorations 1872 Wilhelm Füchtner starts carving and painting soldier nuterackers. First electric Christmas lights. 1930s Kids start leaving out milk and cookies for Santa origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout history. This illustrated timeline captures the 15TH CENTURY Month-long religious celebrations in honor of old St. Nick. 1950 NORAD begins tracking Santa's flight pat 1994 First Christmas e-cards delivered 1843 First Christmas Cards printed in London. traditions flow of some of the more popular Christmas traditions and figures and traces their simple lineage from St. Nicholas' humble beginnings to today. 1924 Santa rides on final float of first Macy's parade, originally called the Christmas parade. 2000s 1809 Washington Irving modernizes Saint Nick through his folk tales. 1860s A Thomas Nast cartoons give us Santa's modern appearance (minus the red hat). 1879 Department stores begin setting up Santa's Workshop displays. Demand for Christmas fad toys reaches new heights. 4TH CENTURY St. Nicholas, a Greek bishop reknown for his gifts to the poor. 1600s Father Christmas, Christian myth 1930s Coca-Cola completes Santa's classic wardrobe. 1879 Nast writes of Santa in the North Pole. 1960s Rankin-Bass animations reinvent classic Christmas characters for TV. ©2011 Balsam Hill http://www.balsamhill.com/Origin -History-of-Christmas-Traditions -Infographic-s/1466.htm Sources: figures http://www.the-north-pole.com/history/• http://www.stnicholas- center.org/pages/origin-of-santa/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Christmas • http://www.history.com/topics/christmas BALSAM HILL' CHRISTMAS TREE CO. 1875 EARLY ORIGINS 1800 1825 1850 1900 1925 1950 1975

The History of Christmas

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Across the world, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout history. This illustrat...

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