Christmas-tree

Definitions

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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Christmas-tree a tree, usually fir, set up in a room, and loaded with Christmas presents
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Quotations

  • Roy L. Smith
    Roy L. Smith
    “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Christ and Mass.

Usage

In literature:

We'll just have to omit the Christmas Tree surprise for the children!...
"Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
They had been back from Christmas Tree Cove for some time, and now winter had set in.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
They have never seen a Christmas tree.
"Pearl and Periwinkle" by Anna Graetz
At Nora's suggestion, an elaborate Christmas celebration, including a Christmas tree, was planned by the girls for the jacks and themselves.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
It is my first Christmas tree, and I shall take great care of my penknife.
"The Village by the River" by H. Louisa Bedford
There were a Christmas tree, Yule cakes, log, and candles, furmety, and snap-dragon after supper.
"The Peace Egg and Other tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
In another moment, the entire Christmas tree was in a bright blaze.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
I am going to drive to the woods and cut down my own Christmas tree, too.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
Her mind flashed round to the factory, and home, and the Christmas tree for to-morrow, and she laughed bitterly.
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various
But he looked up brightly, and his eyes stayed on the Christmas tree.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
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In poetry:

The meaning deep, like mystery,
That lies in holly-bough or mistletoe,
May thousands never fathom--yet who know
And hail the Christmas-tree.
"Christmas-Tide" by Hattie Howard
"And the little girl came to the window,
And wide her shutters flew.
She cried, 'I dreamed of a Christmas tree,
And here is my dream come true!'"
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Along in the morning about half past three
They were all lit up like a Christmas tree;
Lil got home and started for bed,
Took another sniff and it knocked her dead.
"Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" by W H Auden
"Tell Annie I'll be home in time
To help her with her Christmas-tree."
That's what he wrote, and hark! the chime
Of Christmas bells, and where is he?
And how the house is dark and sad,
And Annie's sobbing on my knee!
"The Wife" by Robert W Service
. A tale that the poet Rückert told
To German children, in days of old;
Disguised in a random, rollicking rhyme
Like a merry mummer of ancient time,
And sent, in its English dress, to please
The little folk of the Christmas trees.
"The Foolish Fir-Tree" by Henry Van Dyke
Christmas Eve in the school-house! A scene of glitter and glee;
The children eager and joyful; parents and neighbours too;
Right in the forefront, Millie, close to the Christmas Tree.
While Billie, her brother, recited "The Shooting of Dan McGrew."
"The Ballad Of The Leather Medal" by Robert W Service

In news:

More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated Nov 17-18 by members of schools, churches, communities and civic groups as part of the "Joyous Sounds of Christmas" display.
Enter to win a fully decorated Christmas Tree and ACO will even send a designer to your home to decorate and assemble the tree.
The Albuquerque Fire Department delivered a dramatic message Wednesday afternoon, showing exactly how Christmas trees and Christmas decorations can turn your home into an inferno.
The Leavenworth downtown Christmas parade and the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas tree held on Nov 30 was an embarrassment to our city.
Colorful Christmas decorations add to the holiday cheer, but that merry mood won't last long if you don't take care to keep little ones a safe distance from the Christmas tree.
Matthew Whitley/Auburn JournalSteve Cole of Cole's Christmas Trees in Newcastle has been selling more than 500 trees to local families each holiday since 1983.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Indiana Christmas tree growers are rethinking their planting strategies after the summer's heat and drought took a steep toll on one of the holiday's most popular trees.
Indiana Christmas tree growers are rethinking their planting strategies after the summer's heat and drought took a steep toll on one of their most popular holiday trees.
Enter to win a fully decorated Christmas Tree and ACO will even send a designer to your home to decorate and assemble the tree.
Christmas Trees Handcrafted Christmas Gifts Grays Harbor Farmer's Market 1958 Riverside, Hoquiam 360-538-9747.
Steve Heimbush runs his hands through the branches of a Christmas tree while using a machine to shake out dead needles at Heimbush Tree Farm on Nov 30 in Marysville.
This tree is used as specimen plants, hedges, screens, wind barriers and Christmas trees.
The Lions Club Christmas tree lot will begin selling trees this Friday, Nov 23rd.
The River Hills Lions Club 's annual Christmas Tree Sale is under way with Father Christmas expected to visit this week.
It seems that Charles Yaple donated this year's tree from his Christmas tree farm.
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In science:

Third, the knots are seen to vary in brightness, so a ‘Christmas tree light’ situation could result in a pairing of knots on images that are only neighbors.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
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