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Why do we have trees in our living rooms in December?

Posted on: Fri 30 Dec 2022

Sometimes the eyes glaze over the simplest questions, such as why Santa wears a furry jacket in the Australian Summer. It’s also worth noting why the dictionary decided that ‘Santa’ is a proper noun… yeah right. The real kicker, though, is society’s decision to simultaneously, enter a ‘Pimp My Tree’ comp every December, with no questions asked.

Immerse yourself in the magical world of ‘sinister reasons for everyday things’, and listen to Breakfast’s Kate Johnson speak with James A. T. Lancaster, Lecturer in Studies in Western Religious Traditions from The University of Queensland about the candid history of the Christmas Tree.

Produced by Kate Johnson

Image: Pexels – Craig Adderley


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