Top 100 Christmas tree coloring pages: The ultimate (free!) printable collection

These cheery Christmas trees are all ready to decorate – and there are more than a hundred of them you can download, print and color!

Christmas tree history & fun facts

The use of trees for celebrations began even before the Christian era, according to the U.S. Forestry Service. Ancient Egyptians used date palms to celebrate the winter solstice, or the shortest day of the year. From this day until summer, daylight increases daily.

To these ancients, the tree was a symbol of life over death — just as the sun is “reborn” in winter and begins to provide more light each day.

By 354 A.D., after Christianity became an accepted religion, church leaders had established December 25 as a day for exchanging gifts, expressing goodwill, for merrymaking and feasting. Part of this feast included raising an evergreen bough to celebrate — as the Egyptians had — the return of the sun.

Top 100 Christmas tree coloring pages The ultimate (free!) printable collection

Through the ages, people all over the world have revered the evergreen tree. The Norse, Celts and Saxons used these trees to ward off witches, evil spirits and ghosts.

Although this country is considered by many to be the originator of the Christmas tree custom, the “true Christmas tree” has been traced back to the 16th century in Germany. Since its earliest appearance, it has always been decorated — at first with fruit, paper, cloth, sugar and wafers, and later with cookies, stars, bells, angels, hearts, candles, ribbons, polished nuts, animal likenesses and beads.

Popcorn, thought to be used at first to simulate snow, was a popular decoration in the 1800s. Toys, dolls and gifts were eventually added.


Beautiful Christmas tree with ornaments

Beautiful Christmas tree with ornaments


Beautiful fancy Christmas tree with an angel

Beautiful fancy Christmas tree with an angel


Merry Christmas tree coloring page

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (12)


Cute Kawaii-style Christmas tree coloring page

Kawaii Christmas tree coloring book page to print


Christmas tree snow globe coloring page

Printable Christmas tree coloring


Pretty ribbon Christmas tree design

Pretty ribbon Christmas tree design


Christmas tree sign or decoration with lettering and presents

Christmas tree sign or decoration with lettering and presents


Creative decorative Christmas tree printable

Stylized Christmas tree coloring page (1)


Fun geometric style Christmas tree design

Stylized Christmas tree coloring page (2)


Someone’s decorating the Christmas tree!

Boy decorating a Christmas tree printable


Christmas choir in a tree formation

Christmas tree coloring page - Santa leading a choir


Printable Christmas tree coloring with elves

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (1)


Kids admiring the Christmas tree

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (2)


Children in front of a big Christmas – and Santa hiding behind

Printable Christmas tree coloring


Sweet Kawaii-style happy Christmas tree

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (11)


Pretty Christmas tree with stars and doves


A classic Christmas tree

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages


Blank Xmas tree to decorate any way you like

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages


Cute Christmas tree with gifts for kids

Cute Christmas tree with gifts for kids


Adorable outdoor Christmas tree with snow

Adorable outdoor Christmas tree with snow


Cute bear and Christmas tree coloring page

Cute bear and Christmas tree coloring page


Retro-style Christmas tree coloring

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (3)


Wind blowing this Christmas tree

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (4)


Christmas tree boughs and ornaments

Free printable Christmas tree coloring pages (5)


 

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