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Christmas Facts
Unusual information from our Fun Christmas facts and trivia for kids, children and adults. The word fact derives from the Latin word 'Factum' and is now used used to mean something that has really occurred. Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Some of the facts are useless, some are amazing and some facts are downright weird! Many are little known facts and we have tried to include some random and funny facts to make everyone smile! There are even some interesting facts from around the world.
 

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  1. Fun Fact One - More than three billion greeting cards are sent annually in the United States alone!

  2. Fun Fact Two - It can take between 4 - 15 years to grow a Christmas tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet)

  3. Fun Fact Three - Austria issued the first Xmas stamp in 1937

  4. Fun Fact Four - The names of the 'Three Wise Men' are not mentioned in the Bible. They are commonly known as Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar as these names were detailed in an early 6th century Greek manuscript

  5. Fun Fact Five - Based on  polls and statistics 45% of the population of the world celebrate Christmas

  6. Fun Fact Six - Egg- nog is a festive drink made with milk, cream, sugar and beaten eggs

  7. Fun Fact Seven - Saint Nicholas is commonly identified with Santa Claus due to his reputation for generosity, secret gift-giving and his kindness to children

  8. Fun Fact Eight - The names of Santa's reindeer are Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Dunder and Blixem

  9. Fun Fact Nine - From 1931 an illustrator called Haddon H. Sundblom produced Santa pictures every Xmas depicting Santa in his red coat as part of the Coca-Cola Xmas advertising campaigns

  10. Fun Fact Ten - The modern day depiction or picture of Santa Claus wearing a red coat only became standard in the 1920's.

  11. Fun Fact Eleven - The very first Santa pictures often depicted him wearing a variety of different color coats including green, blue and mauve

  12. Fun Fact Twelve - The famous poem 'T'was the night before Christmas' was written in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore.

  13. Fun Fact Thirteen - The North Pole is not on a continent, it is located in the Arctic Ocean 

  14. Fun Fact Fourteen - The tradition of tracking Santa Claus by NORAD happened by accident

  15. Fun Fact Fifteen -  The Chrismas Rose (Serissa) is also known as the Snow Rose or Winter Rose

  16. Fun Fact Sixteen - Alabama was the first state in the USA to declare Xmas a legal holiday in 1836

  17. Fun Fact Seventeen -  Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Xmas a legal holiday in 1907

  18. Fun Fact Eighteen - Xmas was banned by the Puritans under the rule of Oliver Cromwell. In 1647 Parliament passed a law making Christmas illegal

  19. Fun Fact Nineteen -  Holly berries are poisonous

  20. Fun Fact Twenty - "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in 1843- it took him just six weeks!

Did you Know?
There are many things that we take for granted regarding the symbols, traditions and customs of the festive season. For instance, did you know that "Wassail" is an olde English word for a toast similar to "Good Health" and the wassail is the content of the glass or goblet ( spiced or mulled wine or ale)? Did you know that electric tree lights were extremely expensive and for this reason were not widely used until the 1930's? Did you know that the 25th December was chosen in order to substitute the joy of a Christian festival for the license of the Pagan Saturnalia which was originally kept at this time? Did you know that the biggest selling Xmas single of all time is White Christmas by Bing Crosby? Just a selection of our fast, fun Xmas facts. Some unusual and some quite useless information and Christmas facts and trivia for kids, children and adults. Some of the facts are are amazing and some facts are downright weird! Many are little known facts and we have tried to include some random and funny facts to make everyone smile!  There are even some interesting Xmas facts from around the world.

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