This time of year there are a lot of traditions for the various holidays. Mental Floss does a fun round up of origins and traditions.
One of the things they mention is the first Christmas Song from Space Here’s the direct link:
They have to be quick to fit everything in, so quick it might not be the whole story. Here is more information about origin of Christmas trees:
Colonists Decorated Their Home:
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