First, I Googled Why do people put Christmas trees in their homes?

Here is what I found.

However, the tradition of putting trees in homes during wintertime – and not just Christmas – goes back even further to the Pagan times. Using the green leaves of an evergreen tree to decorate homes during wintertime started as a Pagan tradition, designed as a symbol of life amid the dark, cold winter nights.

And what a tradition. Some put them up on Christmas Eve and take them down the day after Christmas.  Some get that tree up before Thanksgiving and winter is waning before they take them down.

Everybody is different and has their opinions about Christmas trees, and that is great. Variety makes the world go round.

We asked for photo submissions to see inside listeners’ homes and have them show us their decorated trees. And to say we got knocked over with submissions is truly an understatement.

Thank you to each and everyone that posted a photo.  Absolutely touched that you took the effort to share them with us.

Without any judgment, and totally random we selected 50 of those photos to share with you. Some are super traditionally decorated, some are contemporary, some are very different.

This is very much a cross-section of Christmas Trees from Eastern Maine.

Before you lose yourself in all the tree photos, let us wish you the happiness of the season. May you and your family and your friends enjoy the merriest of Christmases.

Christmas Trees From Eastern Maine

Listeners submitted photos of how they decorate the tree

Christmas Trees, Kids, Dogs and Cats

Listeners show us their trees and more

Light Up Eastern Maine 2021

Thank you all for sharing your brightest, most creative and breathtaking holiday light displays. You really did your part to light up towns all around Eastern Maine. Here are some of this year's entries, including that of our winner, Crystal of Hartland. Congratulations!

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