In 1851 in New York City, a logger named Mark Carr set up the first Christmas stand and paid $1 to rent the lot. Next year, it shot up to $100.
In Germany, Christmas lights were originally decorated with candles, but were a major fire hazard. And it’s no surprise that eventually someone created electric lights.
Ahh, yes and the kissing under the mistletoe tradition, which is originally a Victorian tradition, has a very interesting story how it started.
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