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A sliver of moon nestles in the star atop the Christmas tree in the Dartmouth green on December 4, 2013. Although evergreen boughs have been used for thousands of years to celebrate the winter solstice, (the shortest day of the year), the Christmas tree as we know it originated in Germany in the 16th century, when devout Christians brought evergreen trees into their homes and decorated them. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)

A sliver of moon nestles in the star atop the Christmas tree in the Dartmouth green on December 4, 2013. Although evergreen boughs have been used for thousands of years to celebrate the winter solstice, (the shortest day of the year), the Christmas tree as we know it originated in Germany in the 16th century, when devout Christians brought evergreen trees into their homes and decorated them. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »

A sliver of moon nestles in the star atop the Christmas tree on the Dartmouth College green. Although evergreen boughs have been used for thousands of years to celebrate the winter solstice, the indoor Christmas tree originated in Germany in the 16th century.

Valley News — Elijah Nouvelage