From a post I did in 2012:
Have you ever thought about the symbolism of the Christmas tree? I have to admit that there was a time I looked upon it with scorn, thinking it symbolized excess, phoniness and gawdiness. Then I came across a short article called The Christmas Tree by Regina Z. Thackara that made me see it in a new light . . . the word “light” being a key word in this time of the Winter Solstice.