I agree, it does feel like it was just halloween.
You've made some decorations for it? Popcorn strung on string? And there are some candies and fruit to put on the branches as well? And homemade ornaments made of cloth in different shapes like stars and angels? Well, that all sounds wonderfully festive.
In 1841, Queen Victoria decorated a tree in Windsor Castle with her German husband, Albert, soon after the birth of her first child, a son.
There are writings as early as 1531 documenting that fruit and candies were placed among branches of evergreens, but the first Christmas tree in Canada appeared on Christmas eve in 1781 in Quebec when the Baroness Riedesel held a party for German officers. This made sense considering the tradition started in Germany; perhaps Baroness Riedesel was making sure her guests felt right at home.
By 1870, entrepeneurs will start to acquire ornaments from Germany, and will have them shipped to North America to be sold in stores where anyone can purchase them.
Now, in the 21st century, a decorated Christmas tree is an established custom throughout Canada. The business of Canada's Christmas tree production brings in approximately sixty-five million dollars annually.
And now you know. Have fun decorating!