On Christmas Eve, the mother decorates the Christmas tree behind closed doors. The family sees the tree for the first time Christmas Eve. 

The Christmas tree tradition came from Germany. The tree was an evergreen decorated with apples and candles. Germany was the first to create many Christmas decorations for the world. Blown-glass bulbs, paper cornucopias, angels and tinsel were all created in Germany.

After dinner Christ kind, a child-like person wearing white robes and a gold crown brings the children their gifts.

Not only did the Christmas tree and its decorations come from Germany but also Advent wreaths, carols, the Christmas crib and Christmas toys are all of German origin. Our first picture of Santa Claus in the United States was done by a German born artist.

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