There are many myths and legends
surrounding the tradition of the Christmas tree.
The one I like the most is the story of Saint Boniface
He was walking through some woods in Germany when he came upon a gathering of people with lighted candles who were just about to make an offering to a pagan god by sacrificing a small boy already tied to an oak tree.
Saint Boniface stopped them, got them to put their candles on a nearby spruce tree, and proceeded, by candle light, to teach them about a loving God and the teachings of his son, Jesus.