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12/17/2014 05:14 pm ET Updated Feb 16, 2015

Top 10 Iconic Christmas Trees and Their Roots

Every year, millions of people around the world brave the cold and the crowds to see the lighting ceremony for their hometown Christmas trees, a tradition thought to have begun in the 16th century. It's hard to believe these colossal trees once began as small seedlings and have blossomed into festive holiday symbols after half of a century or more.

Many of the elaborate Christmas displays across the globe are quite a sight to see and inspired Cheapflights.com to get to the "root" of some the world's most iconic trees. Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to any of these festive holiday scenes.

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Top 10 Iconic Christmas Trees and Their Roots