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Larry Steffee 2021
December 1 is National Christmas Lights Day in America, and every year since 1923 a Christmas tree has been set up in our nation’s capital. The first Christmas tree lighting ceremony featured a 48-foot Balsam fir from Vermont, decorated with 2500 red, white, and green lights. Before electric lights were invented, families would balance live candles on branches of their trees, but this led to many house fires.