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The Christmas Tree (Skelton)

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THE CHRISTMAS TREE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton Pohutakawa Book

1- 8 1s dance up for 2 steps, dance down for 2 steps while 2s step up, 1L curves round left to 2nd place while 1M curves round right to 2nd place and set
9-16 1s dance up for 2 steps, dance down for 2 steps, 1L curves round left below 3s while 1M curves round right below 3s and cast up to 2nd place
17-24 1s turn LH, lead up crossing and cast to 2nd places opposite sides, cross passing LSh to own sides in double triangle position
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles ending in 2nd place own sides

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance The Christmas Tree (Barlow) by M Barlow.
Also see the dance The Christmas Tree (Roberts) by Olivia Roberts.

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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