Valentine’s Trees: How a Christmas Staple Is Getting a Reboot

Retailers, keen to cash in on a Hallmark holiday, have been selling pink plastic trees and oversized conversation hearts to adorn them. Now they’re popping up on crafty corners of the internet.

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Hundreds Gather to Remember 12 Victims of Philadelphia Fire

The city is investigating the possibility that a child playing with a lighter near a Christmas tree sparked the blaze.

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How Do Saudis Celebrate Christmas? Quietly, but Less So.

“Am I in Saudi Arabia?” Once officially banned, Christmas is coming out of hiding in the kingdom, as its ultra-constrictive religious rules are eased.

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How a World War II Bomber Pilot Became ‘the King of Artificial Trees’

Si Spiegel, a bomber pilot, can claim a dual legacy: as a war hero and as a father of the artificial tree.

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Less Mange, More Frills: Rome’s New Mayor Bets on His Christmas Tree

The annual Christmas tree in the Italian capital has come under scrutiny ever since a 2017 debacle. Will this year’s pass social media muster?

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A Sidewalk Christmas Tree Vendor on Price and Cost Increases

“There’s a lot going on behind me selling Christmas trees on the street.”

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Don’t Let ‘Treeson’ Drive You Out of New York City

Not everyone can make it in New York.

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Fox Christmas Tree Catches Fire in New York City

The police said that a man was in custody in relation to the blaze. The 50-foot tree had been ceremonially lit days earlier in an “All-American” festive broadcast.

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Christmas Tree Questions? Ask the Mayor of Rockefeller Center.

For two decades, Correll Jones has been the man to ask about New York’s most famous tree — and where to find the public bathrooms.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting: How to Watch

The Christmas tree will be lit on Wednesday in a star-studded ceremony, which will be open to the public for the first time since 2019.

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Jill Biden’s White House Christmas Display Looks Very … Normal

You won’t find any blood-red trees this year.

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These Are Not Your Traditional Holiday Wreaths

A new generation of female florists are offering a fresh perspective on an ancient craft, fashioning festive crowns out of dried flowers, herbs and grasses.

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How the Virus Stole Christmas

For immigrant families from India, the holidays come closest to the long, riotous wedding seasons in the homeland.

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In a Hard Year, Families Find Joy in Real Christmas Trees

Bell’s Christmas Trees in Accord, N.Y., closed early this month after its customers, worn down by the pandemic and looking for a safe family activity, bought out its entire inventory.

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It’s a Lovely Winter in Europe. If You’re Selling Christmas Trees.

Sellers across the continent have reported surging demand, though coronavirus restrictions have complicated supply.

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Christmas Trees — an Elusive Bit of Happiness for Canadians

There’s been a run on Christmas trees as Canadians, trapped inside because of the pandemic, try, in record numbers, to shoehorn joy into their lives.

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Rockefeller Tree Lighting 2020: What to Know

The evergreen will be lit on Wednesday night and on display into January, but visitors will be limited because of the pandemic. 

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About That Maligned Christmas Tree (and That Owl) at Rockefeller Center

The underwhelming first glimpse of the Norway spruce seemed a metaphor for 2020’s troubles. But perhaps the tree just needs a little time to relax.

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