In what modern-day European country did the first illuminated Christmas trees appear?

  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • Germany correct

    Germans created the first fully lit Christmas trees sometime during the 17th century, combining the pagan custom of the Yule log and an early Christian tradition that involved bringing evergreens indoors during the winter. However, some say Catholic reformer Martin Luther lit the first Christmas tree a century prior when the night sky inspired him to affix candles to a tree. Source: Mental Floss

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