They were a symbol of the Space Age and then, quickly, they were a relic of the past. Aluminum Christmas trees burst onto the Christmas scene in the late 1950s and reached peak popularity during the 60s. And then…they were gone. But a new generation is discovering the kitschy, retro charm of this uniquely American invention.

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Author: Brian Earl
Title: Backstory — Aluminum Christmas Trees
Christmas Past

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