Bringing evergreen plants into the home in the depths of winter is an ancient pagan tradition in Europe. The Christmas tree has its origins in Germanic paganism and is thought by some to represent Yggdrasil, the world tree of Norse mythology. This explains why we put a star on top - it represents Asgard, the home of the gods.
Yggdrasil, the World Tree
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