Citizens of Riga, Latvia, claim that the first documented Christmas tree was put up there in 1510. Nowadays, there are songs about the woody plants, fake pines at shopping centers, tiny desktop conifers, entire lots dedicated to the sale of evergreens, the list goes on and on — bet those Latvians never dreamed their little tree thing would continue centuries later! In honor of that first tree and its place within our modern Christmas... More >>>