Long before the advent of It’s not Xmas until Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi plaza shirt, sweater Christianity, plants, and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries, it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness. Before the introduction of Christianity, people in the Northern Hemisphere used evergreen plants to decorate their homes, particularly the doors, to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
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On December 21 or December 22, It’s not Xmas until Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi plaza shirt, sweater the day is the shortest and the night the longest. Traditionally, this time of the year is seen as the return in strength of the sun god who had been weakened during winter — and the evergreen plants served as a reminder that the god would glow again and summer was to be expected. Five thousand years ago, ancient Egyptians celebrated the solstice and the rebirth of the sun. They set the length of the festival at 12 days (The 12 Days of Christmas), to reflect the 12 divisions in their sun calendar. Egyptians filled their homes with green palm rushes in honor of the god Ra, (who had the head of a hawk and wore the sun as a crown) as well as celebrating.