Hagerstown, MD 21740
One December, a grandmother was busily cleaning the house for Christmas. She swept every corner of every room completely clean, for she wanted everything bright and shiny in time for Christmas Day.
The spiders fled upstairs to the attic to escape the grandmother’s broom, for they knew she was far too busy to follow them up there.
On the night of Christmas Eve, as soon as the house became quiet, the spiders slowly crept down for a peek. They scuttled into the living room and, oh, what a sight they saw!
They had to see the tree close up, since their eyes weren't accustomed to the brightness of the room... so they crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last they satisfied themselves completely – what a beautiful Christmas Tree! But, alas, in their excitement the tree was completely covered with dusty gray spiders' webs.
Midnight came, and Santa Claus came with gifts. When he saw the tree, he smiled to see how happy the spiders were, but he knew how heartbroken the grandmother would be if she saw the tree covered with dusty webs after all her hard work. So, he turned the gray spiders' webs to silver and gold.
The Christmas Tree sparkled and shimmered and was even more beautiful than before! That is why we have tinsel on Christmas Trees, and every tree should have a Christmas spider in its branches.