Northeastern and central Pennsylvanian holiday traditions are a combination of many ethnic customs and celebrations. Several of the special traditions first brought to Pennsylvania are now national staples of Christmas holiday celebrations. Home and Backyard takes a look at some of the ties to Christmas that began right here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.
No holiday home is complete without a Christmas Tree. The Christmas Tree is a German tradition and is said to have its United States origin in Easton, Pennsylvania. Paul Epsom visits Easton and shares some of the lore of the Christmas tree.