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"The First Christmas Tree"

By Jerry Stewart - Vision Productions christmastree How did the fir tree come to be seen as the tree of Christmas?

 Long ago, well over 1000 years ago, there was a missionary we know now as Saint Boniface.  And Boniface was doing his missionary work in Germany to help convert one heathen tribe, the Druids, to Christianity. 

Now, according to their beliefs, the Druids had a very angry god, and the only way to appease this angry god was to actually sacrifice a young child and to spill the blood of that young child under their sacred oak tree. 

Well, according to all recorded accounts, Boniface discovered that this terrible child sacrifice was about to be carried out under the oak tree, so he went there and stopped the murder.  And in the process of his daring move, somehow, he chopped down that old tree.

The people intended to kill Boniface for his act against their god and to spill his blood on their sacred site.

But when they came to the place where that sacred oak tree had stood, they were all astonished. 

There in the very place where the sacred Oak tree had stood, growing on that very spot, was a fir tree.

The people asked Boniface what that all meant.  He said,

“The oak tree was the tree for the pagan god, but the fir tree was the tree for Christ."

 The people saw and believed.

This is how the fir tree came to be recognized as our Christmas tree.