Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas Tree!

Informational (nonfiction), 663 words, Lexile 780L Level 3 Grades 2-3

This book provides an introduction to the popular Christmas custom of bringing an evergreen tree into the house and decorating it. The custom began in 16th century Germany and spread to England, the United States, and around the world. In the early 1900s, problems arose from cutting so many wild trees for Christmas trees. Christmas tree farms and reusing or recycling trees provide some solutions, and the Christmas tree tradition continues.