Christmas Facts

Christmas Facts

There are 44 Christmas Facts!

7 months ago
Each year, Canada Post receives a million letters addressed to "Santa Claus, The North Pole, H0H 0H0". They reply to every one.
8 months ago
Black Friday in the UK is the Friday before Christmas. Instead of shopping, many people get very drunk!
2 years ago
Boxing Day is called boxing day because it was the day the family opened a gift box for the poor.
2 years ago
One town in Indiana is called Santa Claus. There is also a Santa, Idaho.
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2 years ago
Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
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2 years ago
The sun sets on 24 December at 3.55pm in the UK, and rises the following morning at 8.05am.
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2 years ago
7.6 million Christmas trees are sold each year.
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2 years ago
Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.
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5 years ago
In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be a harbinger of good luck! There once lived a woman so poor, says a Ukrainian folk tale, that she could not afford Christmas decorations for her family. One Ch
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5 years ago
At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses beneath the mistletoe tree. In ancient Scandinavia, mistletoe was associated with peace and friendship. That may account for the custom of "kissing beneath the mistletoe".
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5 years ago
'Klaxon' is a name that does not belong to one of Santa's reindeer. A klaxon is actually a powerful electric horn. Its name comes from a German word meaning "shriek".
5 years ago
In many households, part of the fun of eating Christmas pudding is finding a trinket that predicts your fortune for the coming year. For instance, finding a coin means you will become wealthy. A ring means you will get married; while a button predicts bac
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5 years ago
Frumenty was a spiced porridge, enjoyed by both rich and poor. It was a forerunner of modern Christmas puddings. It is linked in legend to the Celtic god Dagda, who stirred a porridge made up of all the good things of the earth.
5 years ago
In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. In order to get rid of them, salt or an old shoe is burnt. The pungent burning stench drives off, or at least helps discourage, the Kallikantza
5 years ago
The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night".
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5 years ago
Louis Prang, a Bavarian-born lithographer who came to the USA from Germany in the 19th century, popularized the sending of printed Christmas cards. He invented a way of reproducing color oil paintings
, the "chromolithograph technique", and created a car
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