Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Daily Giveaway! Day 10

Congratulations Cathy M you have won the prize for Day 9 for correctly answering I'll be back again some day! Please email me with your name an address and I'll get your prize in the mail.


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten Lords a leaping....here's today's trivia question:

Putting up the Christmas tree used to be something I loved doing, but has now fallen to my youngest daughter to put up every year. She enjoys it so much and I enjoy watching her. In honor of the Christmas tree, what year were electric lights first put on Christmas trees?


(Disclaimer: Trivia questions were taken from multiple Christmas Trivia websites and answers have not been verified for accuracy. Questions are for entertainment purposes.)

31 comments:

marybelle said...

1882 - Edward Johnson

Natalija said...

Happy Holiday Season from Italy!
Lucy, thanks to your Christmas posts, I discovered so many things I didn't know about Christmas :) The custom of using electric lights began in 1882. Please enter me if it's international!

Judy F said...

1882

Morning Lucy

ShellBell said...

1882 by Edward Johnson & his family

Debby said...

1882 by Edward Johnson. Interesting fact.
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Maureen said...

The year was 1882

REGINA ROSS said...

1882

Zippy said...

1882

Zippy said...

1882

Zippy said...

1882

Zippy said...

1882

bluegray said...

1882 -with only 80 bulbs!

Anne said...

Since this was well before my time, I googled 1882. I was surprised it was that early.

Rose said...

Answer: 1882 by Edward Johnson

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

1882 - Edward Johnson
Have a great day!

alainala said...

It happened in 1882!!

Virginia said...

1882 Its hard to believe that they had electic lights that far back.

lidia said...

Hi there Lucy!

1882

Kathryn Merkel said...

The first known electrically illuminated Christmas tree was the creation of Edward H. Johnson, an associate of inventor Thomas Edison. While he was vice president of the Edison Electric Light Company, a predecessor of today's Con Edison electric utility, he had Christmas tree light bulbs especially made for him. He proudly displayed his Christmas tree, which was hand-wired with 80 red, white and blue electric incandescent light bulbs the size of walnuts, on December 22, 1882 at his home on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

These have been some interesting questions to research.

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Theresa N. said...

1882, I'm really surprised at this date.
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catslady said...

I just learned something lol - 1882.

joder said...

Congrats Cathy M, you're having a great winning Christmas week! Today's answer is 1882.

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Laney4 said...

1882.

I found it interesting that "By 1900, businesses started stringing up Christmas lights behind their windows. Christmas lights were too expensive for the average person; as such, electric Christmas lights did not become the majority replacement for candles until 1930."

That's a long time since Edward Johnson started his in 1882!

chey said...

The year was 1882.

Jane said...

It was back in 1882.

Estella said...

The year was 1882.

Joyce said...

1882

Valerie said...

1882. :)

Renald said...

Edward Johnson was the first person in 1882, he was a friend of Thomas Edison.

Christy said...

Late to the party :) Its 1882! christina_92 at yahoo.com

Lorna said...

1882!