Our Christmas Tree is an important part of the seasonal festivities, as it is for many families and in public places at this time of year. For me the Christmas tree symbolises a mixture of pagan and religious beliefs. The old pagan mythology tells us that people would bring a tree into their home during the winter months so that they could care for the tree spirits and give them a warm place to shelter when the weather was cold. I like to think that we continue this practice today, even if we have forgotten the reasons why we have a Christmas tree. I love the warm, homely feel when I walk into my living room and see our tree twinkling in the corner. What do you think?
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