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# Christmas Tree

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# Christmas Capers
Video: Tackling Irish Christmas tree thefts in 1962
But those pesky tree thieves had to contend with the gardaí’s genius ‘element of surprise’ tactic…
# stay safe
From the archives: A most surprising Christmas tree accident
Bing Crosby had good reason to dream of a white Christmas – he was lucky not to lose his family in a fire caused by Christmas lights at his home in 1943.
# Christmas
Pic: Our favourite personalised Christmas decoration
You might cry. We certainly did.
# archive
PICS: Surviving Christmas during World War II
Poignant archive pictures show attempts to bring Christmas cheer and boost morale through 1939 to 1945.
# Have your say
Open Thread: what are your coolest (or weirdest) Christmas tree decorations?
The Wright Brothers knew how to deck out this tree to the max – but what have been your most memorable decorations?
# tree-mendous
7 of the strangest Christmas trees you'll see this year
A Christmas tree made entirely out of potatoes? YES PLEASE.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you put up your Christmas tree yet?
It’s 12/12/12 – meaning there’s only 12-and-a-bit days to go until December 25…
# ho ho ho
Photos: Rockefeller Center Christmas lights turned on (with help from the Muppets)
The lights on the 80-feet tree at Rockefeller Plaza were switched on last night in front of thousands of onlookers.
# In bits
Look at this huge Christmas tree made of Lego
Imagine all the brilliant stuff you could build with 350,000 bricks…
# Viral Video
Watch: German throws out Christmas tree... and retains world title
Out with the old and in with the new…
# recycling
Christmas is over: time for the decorations dump
City and county councils have opened Christmas tree recycling depots across the country so you can be kind to your tree (and the environment).
# Christmas
The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Time to take the decorations down?
This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: Fears over superstore plans; the mystery of the space ball; and how Christmas movies might have been.
# Christmas Tree
Ireland gets its first ever Christmas Tree Throwing Championship
Enter the contest for the glory (and to dispose of the Christmas tree efficiently).
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: Murder accused found dead in cell; baby Jesus comes home in pieces; and North Korea’s no-frills airline in photos…
# Christmas
The 12 burning questions* of Xmas: Real tree or fake?
This and every festive day until New Year’s Eve, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Christmas tension
Korean tensions over giant 'Christmas tree' near DMZ resurface
It’s that time of year again when the South lets Christian groups decorate a giant tower near the border and the North reckons its “psychological warfare”…
# Christmassy
In pictures: Christmas tree lights turned on at Leinster House
It’s December so things are officially allowed to get Christmassy – so here’s a slideshow of politicians having some fun and turning on the Christmas lights at Leinster House this afternoon.
# Christmas
In photos: Christmas lights around the world
A slideshow round-up of beautiful Christmas scenes from a range of international locations.
# Christmas
How to make an alternative Christmas tree
Tired of the same ol’ leafy trees? Here’s another option. (You just need 1,050 glass bottles…)
# Korea
Korean tensions resurface... over giant Christmas tree
Happy Holidays!, says the South, as it lights up a 30m ‘tree’ near the border. The secular North isn’t too pleased.