Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? Reasons, History And Fun Facts

7. The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550-pound Swarovski Crystal star. And since 2007, the tree has been lit with 30,000 energy-efficient LED’s which are powered by solar panels.

8. 24.5 million farm-grown Christmas trees were purchased in the United States in 2012, with a real market value of $1.01 billion.

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