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Where Christmas Comes From
These American cities can stake a claim to a treasured piece of Christmas -- and they may even play a part in your own celebration. Learn about cities where greeting cards, candy canes and more are made.
This unassuming town in Pennsylvania's coal country bills itself as "the
Christmas tree capital of the world." According to local lore, a group
of enterprising Indiana County gentlemen were the first
to grow Christmas trees as a crop back in 1918. The area still grows
more than a million pines, firs and spruces commercially every year.
But perhaps Indiana's most famous Christmas-related product is native son Jimmy Stewart, star of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Indiana holds an annual festival and parade in mid-November named after the film.