The Christmas tree tradition is credited to Germany where it all started. History states that the 16th Century German preacher, Martin Luther was the first person to bring a Christmas Tree into a house after he was walking through the forest sometime before Christmas and saw the stars shining through the tree branches. He told his children that it reminded him of Jesus, and there and then, he created what would remind him of the symbol he saw, and got the tree erected at Christmas.
Today it has become one of the major tradition of Christmas worldwide. These days, they are not ordinary anymore, they come well decorated with tinsels, baubles and various creativity.
Some are whopping expensive too. Like the 2010 jewel encrusted Christmas tree put on show at an Abu Dhabi hotel which was worth over $11M (£7M). Scores of precious stones and items of exquisite jewelry were draped on the tree branches along with baubles and lights. All these made it World's most expensive tree.