It is not a tree so it does not have roots
no this just started form people giving them to their loved ones
Most Israelis do not celebrate Christmas as they are either Jews or Muslims. As a result, there is no real Israeli gift-giving tradition on Christmas. The small minority of Christian Israelis (<1% of Israel) give presents to their children in much the same way as Americans or Britons perform similar gift-giving.
The tradition began with the belief that the three wise men brought gifts to the new Christ child. Since Christmas is considered to be Christ's birthday, the tradition of gift-giving lives on.
ok so the tradition was of the lie of parents was to make them believe of santa claus was so they could make their children obey them like the phrases "clean your room or you will get coal in your stocking" or " dont talk back or you will get coal in your stocking".
There is an old tradition that a lump of coal in a stocking hung up on Christmas Eve, is a sign of good luck for the coming year. It ends up in your stocking because Father Christmas put it there, of course!
The tradition of gift giving at Christmas was started by Christian nuns who celebrated the birth of Christ by giving gifts to the poor and the widows and it caught on over time and more people started giving gifts, it was never supposed to be about materialism.
The idea of putting coal in a Christmas stocking is considered to have originated in Italy and though the tradition of hanging stockings is still carried on most people don't put coals in bad children's stockings anymore.
Christmas trees are part of the Christmas tradition, and if you enjoy that tradition then you should have a tree.
Giving gifts symbolizes the kings in the Bible giving the gifts to Jesus when they visisted Him. Today, gifts are given more out of tradition than any symbolization, though.
It used to be a symbol of the kings giving gifts to Jesus. Now, it is more because of tradition.
If I understand your question correctly..... The German tradition is to put up the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Once that is done the presents are put under the Christmas tree. Children see the tree for the first time at "Bescherung" the gift giving on Christmas Eve. Not sure how many families still stick to the above tradition.