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The Christmas Tree (Roberts)

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE (M-(S32+R32)) Sq.Set Olivia Roberts

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All petronella turn to Ladies BtoB facing partners and set, turn partners RH twice round
17-24 All Ladies dance LH across 1½ times while Men chase clockwise ½ way, all turn partners RH 1½ times to Men BtoB facing partners
25-32 All Men dance LH across 1½ times while Ladies chase clockwise ½ way, all turn partners RH 2¼ times to end in original places

1- 8 All dance Grand Chain ½ way, set and turn partners 2H
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 back to places
17-24 All Ladies advance (clap) and Retire, all Men advance (clap) and Retire
25-32 All set twice and turn 2H

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Also see the dance The Christmas Tree (Barlow) by M Barlow.
Also see the dance The Christmas Tree (Skelton) by Barry Skelton.

The Christmas tree is a decorated evergreen coniferous tree, real or artificial, and a tradition associated with the celebration of Christmas, or originally Yule.
The Christmas tree is often brought into a home, but can also be used in the open, and can be decorated with Christmas lights (originally candles), ornaments, garlands and tinsel during the days around Christmas. An angel or star is often placed at the top of the tree, representing the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
The tradition of decorating an evergreen tree at Christmas started in Germany.

O Christmas Tree is the English name of a German Christmas song, O Tannenbaum.

O Christmas Tree - Song was based on a traditional folk song which was unrelated to Christmas, but became associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the middle of the 19th century and sung as a Christmas carol.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
They are green when summer days are bright,
They are green when winter snow is white.

O Christmas Tree Song - Information Video

Christmas Tree
A Christmas Tree Inside A Home

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