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Christmas icons looked at by

Cheapflights looked into the origins of Christmas traditions from around the world. Here are some stories of the history of Christmas icons. Starting with New York’s Rockefeller Center, the 85-foot tree was grown in Danville, Pennsylvania and is 90 years old. Over 45,000 LED lights and a 9.5-foot Swarovski star adorns the top. Once it’s brought down in January, it will be turned into wood that will be used for Habitat for Humanity homes.

Rio de Janeiro has the largest floating Christmas tree: it’s 280 feet tall and the theme for 2014 is “Um Natal de Luz,” which gives honour to the importance of light in people’s lives. There are star, moon, and sun symbols throughout the tree. The structure has 3.1 million microlights and weighs 542 tons.

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