Christmas Tree Lights Around the World

Celebrating Christmas around the world. 
A Christmas PowerPoint Presentation of Christmas Tree Lights

Will and Guy invite you to enjoy Christmas trees lights from cities around the world.  Latvia in the 16th century seems an unlikely place for the Christmas tree tradition to start, however it is pretty far north and thus would have the snow and suitable evergreen trees.

Thereafter, the Germans enthusiastically decorated Christmas trees and it is here that we see the first examples of tinsel.  Indeed, it was the Georgian kings who introduced the custom to England in the 18th century, and then in the 1840s it was Prince Albert who made Christmas trees popular for the masses.

Trafalgar Square, London

Christmas Trees Lights Around the World - Trafalgar Square

From about 1895, Christmas trees lights started replacing real wax candles and coloured glass.  The infuriating design is where the bulbs are in series, one bulb blows and they all go out.  Fortunately, modern outdoor Christmas lights are designed with parallel circuitry, thus if one bulb blows the rest stay lit.

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Washington DC

Christmas Traditions Around the World - Washington DC

Celebrating Christmas around the world - American style.  It is likely that it was early German immigrants who introduced Christmas trees to America.  One of the earliest records is to be found in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Another age old theme is who enjoys the Christmas tree the most?  Is it the Children, or their parents who buy it and decorate with tinsel and lights, that really appreciate the tree?   See more large artifical Xmas trees.

Lucerne, Switzerland

Christmas Lights Around the World - Lucerne

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What a beautifully composed shot.  Christmas tree lights, that star, the church and a modern touch, the time-lapse effect of the car's lights.

Cornwall, England

Christmas Tree Pictures

Will and Guy would love such a tree, and such a snowfall outside our house - it would make Christmas complete.

Free PowerPoint presentation featuring Christmas trees lights from around the world

 

Christmas tree lights around the world (Right click, Save Target As)

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Complete list of locations featured in the PowerPoint Presentation

Celebrating Christmas trees lights around the world

  1. Christmastide is a time of good cheer.
  2. Prague: capital of the Czech Republic
  3. St Peter's Church, Brighton, Sussex, UK. 1967
  4. Trafalgar Square, London, England, UK.
  5. San Francisco, California, USA
  6. Rockefeller Center, New York, USA.
  7. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK. Market Place 1961.
  8. Students in the USA built this beer keg Christmas tree.
  9. Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
  10. Cornwall, UK. Christmas Trees Lights
  11. Firework in the shape of a Christmas tree. Liverpool, UK.
  12. Singapore
  13. Washington, USA.
  14. Manila, Philippines.
  15. Pentagon City, Virginia, USA.
  16. Clarke Quay, Singapore.
  17. Lucerne, Switzerland.
  18. Johannesburg, South Africa. 

See our Christmas tree stories.

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Artificial Christmas Trees get Nod over Fresh, Will and Guy Reveal

Far more Canadians, Americans and Britons will celebrate Christmas on Saturday with artificial Christmas trees in their houses than real ones, according to a survey released on after Christmas 2010.

Sixty two percent of Britons, 58 percent of Canadians and 53 percent of Americans use artificial trees, while only about 16 percent of Americans and Canadians and 14 percent of Britons use fresh trees, according to poll done by Angus Reid Public Opinion.
More than a quarter of the people surveyed in each country said they did not plan to have a tree at all, the survey found.

Most artificial tree users cited convenience as their motivation, and a third felt it was better for the environment, according to the polling firm.

Tradition was the main motivation for users of real trees, and more than a quarter of fresh-tree buyers felt their decision was the better environmental choice.

The poll was conducted online between December 14th and 17th , with opinions sought from the 1,000 Canadians, 1,005 Americans and 2,003 Britons who are part of Angus Reid's regular political survey forums in the three countries.

Family Have Had Same Christmas Tree for 74 yearsChristmas Tree Pictures

Valerie Hill's Christmas tree is 74-years-old.

Valerie Hill and her family have put up their Christmas tree - for the 74th year running.

Valerie Hill, 74, was given the 0.9m (3ft) tree when she was three by her uncle John Herbert Martin, who was killed soon after World War II broke out in 1939.

He had given the tree to Valerie, his favourite niece, as hostilities erupted in August as he knew he would be away fighting the Germans at Christmas; however, the Royal Navy seaman became one of the first fatalities of the war in a tragic "friendly fire" incident, killed when his submarine was sunk after being mistaken for a Nazi U-boat.

The mother-of-two and gran-of-four from Norwich said: 'I make sure the tree is up in the window by December 1 every year. I like to enjoy it for as long as I can. We put the tree up every year and I have never missed a year, not even through the blackouts in the war. It means everything to me and I'd never miss putting it up for Christmas.'
A remarkable and lovely story echo Will and Guy.

How to Create a Christmas PowerPoint PresentationHow to Create a PowerPoint Presentation

Creating PowerPoint Presentations is satisfying, moreover, it's easy to get started making your own PPT slides and building them into a presentation.  The whole PowerPoint program is intuitive and easy to learn.  If you have Microsoft Office you may find that you already have PowerPoint along with Word and Excel. 

One way to begin is simply to open any example presentation.  Just download one of our free PPT files and open it with PowerPoint.  As you examine the slides, so it will become obvious how to add pictures and titles, if you do get stuck, ask the wonderful built-in 'Help'.  To make an Christmas slide show requires these skills;

  • Imagination - Think of a Christmas theme or idea.
  • Artistic - An eye for a good picture.
  • Wordsmith - Choose a catchy title for each slide.
  • Humour - Your viewers will appreciate a funny PowerPoint Presentation
  • PowerPoint mechanics - Actually, this the easiest skill of them all, the program is so intuitive.

Good luck with creating your PowerPoint Presentation

Will and Guy

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