A Norwegian Thank You
This particular fun fact is really just too sweet. Apparently, for years Norway has been sending the UK a Christmas tree every year as a “thank you” for the latter’s aid in World War II. The famous tree standing in Trafalgar Square in London is a Norwegian gift. This tradition dates back to 1942.
Said tree was cut down amid a raid in Norway and transported to the Norwegian king who was sequestered away in the UK. Now, a British ambassador attends the annual tree cutting in Norway, which is typically a 50 to 60 year-old spruce. What a sweet way to say thanks for an act that unfurled nearly 80 years ago.