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The Isakson family searches for the perfect Christmas tree. (Special to the Record)

The perfect Christmas tree

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According to one of the oldest Christmas tree legends, the fir tree was the tree of life in the Garden of Eden, but its lush leaves shriveled into needles when its fruit was picked. The fir tree receives new life when decorated to honor Christ's birth.


Another legend tells of baby Jesus' family's flight into Egypt: The holy family spent a night under a pine tree during the journey, and Herod's soldiers approached as the slept.

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