Christmas time is the Christian holiday to remember the birth of Jesus Christ.
To others it is a time near the winter solstice and a time to honor the Holly King. But the christmas tree is very old. Every culture around the world had their own tree of life and it was not always an evergreen tree. The tree of life represented the genealogical relationship of humans to the gods. The Odinic tree of life represents a seperation of the worlds of the giants, gods, and humans.
by Rita Jean Moran (www.thelibrarykids.com)