History of Christmas Tree Angel Toppers 

This is controversial: The holidays begin when the Christmas tree is up.  

Thanksgiving has turkey, trimmings, pumpkin pie, and friends and family around the table, but the holidays begin when the Christmas tree goes up.  

First come the lights and treasured ornaments, then brightly colored balls and baubles, possibly tinsel or  

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bows, and lastly a tree topper to conclude the job and start the holiday season. 

During the earliest German Christmas tree tradition in 1605, baby Jesus 

atop a gingerbread and gold-covered apple tree, according to WhyChristmas.com. 

To honor Gabriel and the angels who announced births, people started putting an angel on the evergreen. 

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