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candy canes were first used to decorate a Christmas tree by a German immigrant. It is believed that the colors of the candy canes represent Christ, the blood he shed and the Holy Trinity.

Christmas Traditions

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From Christmas trees to ornaments, Santa Claus to his reindeer, stockings to gift giving, where did all of the Christmas traditions come from?

The History Channel, along with a few online websites, can provide an array of information about the popular holiday that's celebrated worldwide.

Although some countries observe similar traditions to those Americans recognize, Christmas is not exactly celebrated the same way everywhere.

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