In the 1300's most people couldn't read, so churches used plays and theatre to educate the illiterate public. Some churches named theirs; Miracle Plays. Their tradition was to; present the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden on December 24th. Since there were no Apple trees in the winter, the people attached apples to the branches of a pine tree. Using Pine trees to represent the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil became a common practice among churches and they began incorporating the tree into their Christmas displays each year.
But this tree that the people put up in their homes (mimicking what they saw in the miracle plays) is supposed to represent the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam and Eve never ate of the tree of life. Remember that's why after God made Adam confess they put him out of the garden 'lest he set forth his hand and take of the tree of life and live forever’ (Genesis 2).
Before long, the tradition was so widespread, that it eventually introduced two modern traditions: the Christmas tree and our seasonal colors. Green for the pine tree and red for the apples – the combination of which represented the Paradise Tree (the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil), which made its debut in the 14th century.
I hope that it is as clear to you as it is to me, how even those things meant 4 good & borne out of true innocence, if it has not truth and understanding behind it, leads to folly!
And Again, the prophet told us:
"Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palmtree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good... But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities" (Jeremiah 10:1-10).
LET IT BE KNOWN: The Christmas tree legend gives credit to Martin Luther. Allegedly, Luther while walking home one Christmas Eve saw starlight reflecting off the icy evergreen trees. He was supposedly so moved by its beauty that he cut a tree down, brought it in his home, and lit candles upon it. NO! Martin Luther was one of the main reformers fighting against a common celebration of Christmas.