Most People will have a Christmas Tree, but will anyone have a Jesse Tree?

@winterose (39922)
Canada
December 19, 2008 2:16pm CST
have you heard of a Jesse Tree, do you like the idea of it? does your church have one? Do you think it is wrong to have a christmas tree because it is a pagan tradition Here is a little historical piece on origins of christmas trees, jesse trees and chrismon trees http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1316152/the_jesse_tree_christmas_tree_and_chrismon.html?cat=34
1 person likes this
4 responses
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I haven't heard of this but ended up with a "green" tree this year. Obviously the color of the tree is green but I'm talking eco friendly green. It was not chopped down it was de-rooted so we can replant it when Christmas is over. I thought it was a great tradition to start with my daughter!
1 person likes this
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
I think that is wonderful, did you have them in your back yard?
1 person likes this
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
21 Dec 08
Well we do have trees galore in our back yard but we bought this one. A lot of Christmas tree stands are selling them now. It is a potted tree. Once Christmas is over you can plant it. I plan to put it in the woods behind me.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
20 Dec 08
i didnot know about all these history.here are kids are pretty much excited about christhmas,their enthusiasm is infective, merry christmas and happy new year.
1 person likes this
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
merry christmas to you too my friend
@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I have never heard of these types of trees before. I guess I will have to go back tomorrow to read more about them. Here's wishing your family A Happy Holiday, many blessings and a prosperous New Year
1 person likes this
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too my friend.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
I always heard that the first Christmas tree was brought into the house by Martin Luther in Germany. The custom spread and when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert he brought the Christmas tree to England. It first came to Canada when a German regiment that served under the British was stationed in New Brunswick. I did not know that it also was a pagan tradition. As far as a Jesse tree is concerned I do not have one nor have I seen one. I understand that this tree depicts the lineage of Jesus who was a descendant of King David. King David's father was Jesse. I don't know what a Chrismon tree is. So will you please tell me.
1 person likes this
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
20 Dec 08
you should go to the link my friend I explained it there, basically a chrismon tree is an artificial tree or it can be an every green with christian cymbols on it like the fish, dove, etc. yes the christmas tree goes back to pagan times, long before christianity existed, and there are older stories than martin luther, st. boniface in 722 for example is an older story.